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Energy Boosting Chair and Relaxing Chair Yoga Poses
Chair pose is great for strengthen the quads, hamstrings, glutes, abs and the shoulders and arms.
To get started, you’re just going to bring your feet together and then sit your hips back as though you were sitting on a chair. When you look down you should be able to see your toes. Also, think about squeezing the abs in so that flatten up that curve of your lower back a little bit. At the same time you are going to sweep those arms up near your ears. This is the full chair posture.
To make it a little bit more energizing and to work a little bit harder, rise up onto the tips of your toes. Standing in the balls of your feet, you are going to have a little bit more of a balance challenge. If you want to make it a little bit more relaxing, bring the heels down and you straighten the legs a little bit more. You would not come down – as deep. The hands will come in front of the chest so that the arms are working quite as hard.
Which ever variation you try, hold the pose for about 60 seconds.