Day 25 Utkata Konasana 

Goddess Pose

 

 

 

 

Utkata Konasana  (oot-KAH-tuh cone-AHS-uh-nuh)

Squats are a great way to tone your lower body fast! This pose, commonly called ”Goddess Squat," is a standing, wide-legged squat that will challenge your muscles and your mind.

The Sanskrit name for this pose, "Utkata Konasana" (oot-KAH-tuh cone-AHS-uh-nuh), comes from three words:

"Utkata" — meaning "powerful" or "fierce"

"Kona" — meaning “angle"

"Asana" — meaning "pose"

This literally translates to "Fierce Angle Pose," and it can definitely feel fierce sometimes. The "angle" refers to the body's wide-legged stance; there are various arm positions you can take in the pose. Don't let the common name of the pose fool you — Goddess Pose is appropriate for all yoga students, including males! 

Goddess Pose will build outer and inner strength. If you’d like to deepen or lighten the pose, try these simple changes to find a variation that works best for you:

There are several arm variations. Choose the one that works best for your ability

Do the pose with your back against a wall.

BENEFITS:

This pose strengthens the entire lower body, including the glutes, hips, thighs, calves, and ankles. It opens the hips and chest, stretches the thighs, and elongates the spine. Goddess Pose helps to warm and energize the whole body. It improves balance, focus, and concentration. This pose also stimulates the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, while helping to relax the muscles of the pelvic floor. Goddess Pose is also highly beneficial for women who are pregnant, as squatting can create more room in the pelvis, making pregnancy, labor, and childbirth more comfortable. 

TIMETABLE

Monday

9.45am Pilates Bannatyne's Luton

11.30am Yin Yoga Archer's Hitchin

12.45pm Tai Chi Archer's Hitchin

6.45pm Pilates V360

8pm Yoga Bannatyne's Luton

Tuesday

11.10am Pilates V360

7pm Pilates Dunstable Centre

8.15pm Yoga Dunstable Centre

Wednesday

6pm Yoga Bannatyne's Luton

8pm Yoga DLMK

Thursday

10.45am Mature Moves Bannatyne's Luton

12pm Meditation Bannatyne's Luton

1.30pm Yoga V360

8.15pm Pilates HRLC

Friday

11am Pilates V360

1.30pm Yoga Harpenden Sports Centre

6pm Yoga Bannatyne's Luton

Saturday

7.45am Pilates DLMK

10.35am Yoga DLMK

11.40am Pilates DLMK

1.30pm Hatha Yoga Archer's Hitchin 

12.45pm Tai Chi Archer's Hitchin

 

Sunday

10.30-12pm Pilates/Yoga  Bannatyne's Luton

4pm Pilates Houghton Regis LC

5pm Yoga Houghton Regis LC

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