Revolved Chair

Revolved Chair


This exercise is called the "revolved chair" pose in yoga. It involves sitting in a chair-like position while twisting the torso and arms to one side, then repeating on the other side. It is a great way to stretch and strengthen the back, hips, and core muscles.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Revolved Chair Instructions

  1. Start by standing with your feet hip-width apart and your arms extended in front of you.
  2. Bend your knees and lower your hips as if you were sitting in a chair.
  3. Twist your torso to the right, bringing your left elbow to the outside of your right knee.
  4. Hold the pose for a few breaths, then return to center.
  5. Repeat the twist on the other side, bringing your right elbow to the outside of your left knee.
  6. Hold the pose for a few breaths, then return to center.
  7. Repeat the sequence for several rounds, twisting back and forth between each side.

Revolved Chair Form & Visual

Revolved Chair

Revolved Chair Benefits

  • Stretches the hamstrings, hips, and spine
  • Improves digestion and relieves constipation
  • Stimulates the liver and kidneys
  • Calms the mind and reduces stress
  • Improves balance and coordination
  • Strengthens the legs and core muscles
  • Increases flexibility in the hips and lower back
  • Can help alleviate menstrual discomfort

Revolved Chair Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Calves
  • Abdominals
  • Obliques
  • Erector spinae

Revolved Chair Variations & Alternatives

  • Revolved Chair with a Twist
  • Revolved Chair with a Bind
  • Revolved Chair with a Side Stretch
  • Revolved Chair with a Forward Fold
  • Revolved Chair with a Quad Stretch