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Uttanapadasana

Uttanapadasana, Uttanpadasana, Utthanpadasana, Uttana padasana (Sanskrit: उत्तान पादासन; IAST: uttāna pādāsana), or Raised Legs Pose[1] is an asana where a person lies supine with the legs, held together, raised straight upwards.

Etymology

The name comes from the Sanskrit words uttana (उत्तान, uttāna) meaning "intense stretch" or "straight" or "stretched" and pada (पाद, pāda) meaning "leg" or "foot",[2] and asana (आसन, āsana) meaning "posture" or "seat".[3]

Benefits

This asana is purportedly very helpful for stomach related ailments. It is also claimed to be helpful for weight loss/obesity and slimming. An alleged condition called "navel displacement" can supposedly be cured by this asana.

Variations

Urdhva Prasarita Padasana (Upward Extended Feet Pose)[4]

See also

References

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Further reading

  • Uttanapadasana
  • Benefits of Uttanapadasana

External links

  • Uttanapadasana
  • Uttanapadasana with one leg


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