The Sanskrit name of this pose is “Utkata Konasana”. ‘Utkata’ – means powerful, ‘Kona’ – means angle and ‘Asana’ means pose. This pose can be called ‘Fierce angle pose’, but widely known as Goddess yoga pose.
Goddess pose is a great pose to tone your lower body part. This pose is also called Goddess Squat pose that challenge your muscles as well as your mind. All students can try to practice this yoga pose. This pose is for all levels of learners, from beginners to advanced level.
Starts practicing this yoga pose.
Stand with your feet as comfortable.
Try to separate your feet approximately distance of length of one of your legs, usually 45 degrees is good.
Now raise your arm straight.
Have your arms by your sides with your palms face inwards.
Now draw in your pelvic floor muscles and raise your arms slowly and comfortably to the shoulder height, but keep your palms facing down.
Now push your weight down through your feet and inhale while pushing your weight. When you are bending your knees, look that they do not knock inward. Make sure your knees track directly over your toes.
Benefits of Goddess pose are vast.
This yoga pose strengthens the legs and helps train you to get a sense and feeling for a strong back. This yoga pose helps you to improve strength in your entire lower portion of body, including glutes, claves, hips, thighs, and ankles. This yoga pose helps to open the hips and chest, stretches the thighs, and elongates your spine.
This is one of the best poses that can helps you to warm and energize the whole body, improves balance, and focus on your concentration. This pose is also very much helpful to stimulate your respiratory and cardiovascular systems, helps to relax your muscles of the pelvic floor.
Goddess yoga pose is highly beneficial for pregnant women, because squatting can helps the muscles to make more room in the pelvis; this can helps you to make your pregnancy, labor and childbirth more easy and comfortable. But (for pregnant women), you need to consult your doctor first before starting this yoga pose.