Hasta Uttanasana

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Hasta Uttanasana
Raised Hands Pose

Hasta Uttanasana, Raised Arms Pose,[1][2][3][4] Raised Hands Pose,[5] Hand-Raising Pose,[6] or Sky Reaching Pose[7] is an asana.

Etymology[edit]

The name comes from the Sanskrit words hasta (हस्त) meaning "hand", uttana (उत्तान) meaning "intense stretch", "extension", "straight", or "stretched", and asana (आसन) meaning "posture" or "seat".

Description[edit]

It is hand raised and joined, while standing. It is 2nd and 11th asana in Surya Namaskara.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Milward, Burton (4 May 2009). The Sun Salutation Exercise: Surya Namaskara. AuthorHouse. p. 18. ISBN 978-1-4389-4764-8. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Taylor, Louise; Nelson, Lisa Marie; Coffey, Lisa Marie (1 February 1997). The healthy family handbook: natural remedies for parents and children. Charles E. Tuttle Co. p. 68. ISBN 978-0-8048-3097-3. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Swami Ambikananda Saraswati (1 January 2001). Healing Yoga. B. Jain Publishers. p. 121. ISBN 978-81-8056-039-2. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Taylor, Louise (1 July 1993). A woman's book of yoga: a journal for health and self-discovery. Tuttle Publishing. p. 15. ISBN 978-0-8048-1829-2. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  5. ^ Digitalis, Raven (8 April 2010). Planetary Spells & Rituals: Practicing Dark & Light Magick Aligned With the Cosmic Bodies. Llewellyn Worldwide. p. 42. ISBN 978-0-7387-1971-9. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  6. ^ Akhtar, Shameem (2009). Yoga in the Workplace. Westland Ltd./HOV Services. p. 112. ISBN 978-93-8003-282-5. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  7. ^ Chopra, Deepak; Simon, David (3 August 2005). The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga: A Practical Guide to Healing Body, Mind, and Spirit. John Wiley and Sons. p. 221. ISBN 978-0-471-73627-1. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 

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