Utkata konasana (oot-KAH-tuh cone-AHS-uh-nuh), also known as the goddess pose or fiery angle pose, is a pose to help activate base energy centers while stretching and toning the lower body. This pose helps connect to the inherent inner goddess, finding a common space with the powerful feminine energy.
As you practice utkata konasana, be conscious of the feminine energy at work. This energy can be felt throughout your daily life, both as a part of this pose, and also in your alignment of feelings, practices, and mantras everywhere you go.
- Utkata = powerful or fierce
- Kona = angle
- Asana = pose
- Stretches your hips, groin, and chest.
- Tones and strengthens the core muscles.
- Strengthens the quadriceps and inner thigh muscles.
- Heats the body and increases circulation.
- Encourages downward energy (apana).
- Activates root and sacral chakras.
- Reclined bound angle pose | Supta baddha konasana
- Standing figure four pose | Eka pada utkatasana
- Garland pose | Malasana
- Temple pose
- Side lunge pose
- Firefly pose | Titibasana
- Wide-legged forward fold | Prosarita
- Standing forward bend | Uttanasana
- Eagle pose | Garudasana