Uttanapadasana

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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[edit]

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[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Variations[edit]

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Saraswati, Swami Satyananda (January 2004). A Systematic Course in the Ancient Tantric Techniques of Yoga and Kriya. Nesma Books India. p. 166. ISBN 978-81-85787-08-4. Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Uttana Padasana - AshtangaYoga.info". Retrieved 2011-04-17. 
  3. ^ Sinha, S.C. (1 June 1996). Dictionary of Philosophy. Anmol Publications PVT. LTD. p. 18. ISBN 978-81-7041-293-9. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Urdhva Prasarita Padasana (Upward Extended Feet Pose)". Retrieved 2011-04-17. 

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