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.

Contents

1 Etymology
2 Benefits
3 Variations
4 See also
5 References
6 Further reading
7 External links

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]
See also[edit]

List of asanas

References[edit]

^ 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. 
^ “Uttana Padasana – AshtangaYoga.info”. Retrieved 2011-04-17. 
^ 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. 
^ “Urdhva Prasarita Padasana (Upward Extended Feet Pose)”. Retrieved 2011-04-17. 

Further reading[edit]

Iyengar, B. K. S. (1 October 2005). Illustrated Light On Yoga. HarperCollins. ISBN 978-81-7223-606-9. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
Saraswati, Swami Janakananda (1 February 1992). Yoga, Tantra and Meditation in Daily Life. Weiser Books. ISBN 978-0-87728-768-1. Retrieved 11 April 2011. 
Saraswati, Swami Satyananda (1 August 2003). Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha. Nesma Books India. ISBN 978-81-86336-14-4. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
Saraswati, Swami Satyananda (January 2004). A Systematic Course in the Ancient Tantric Techniques of Yoga and Kriya. Nesma Books India. ISBN 978-81-85787-08-4. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
Uttanapadasana
Benefits of Uttanapadasana

External links[edit]

Uttanapadasana
Uttanapadasana with one leg