01Chair pose (Utkatasana)
"Utkata" means fierce in Sanskrit, while "asana" means pose. Put both these words together, and you create the fierce pose. Contrary to its name, the chair pose is not practiced to be fierce. Utkatasana, however, helps you feel the tension build up in your leg muscles, toning them to perfection. The pose also helps strengthen the hip flexors, calve muscles, ankles, and upper back. Yoga experts find that such a pose helps reduce the symptoms of flat feet. It also stimulates the heart, diaphragm, and abdominal organs, making you fit. Just so you know, the chair pose stimulates the body muscles quite a bit, so maybe skip practicing it before bed and save the warm-up for a cold winter day.