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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.


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]


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]


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

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  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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