Utthanpadasana (Raised Leg Pose)

Utthanpadasana (Raised Leg Pose)

  • Lie in the Base position with the palms flat on the floor. Inhale and raise the right leg as high as it is comfortable, make sure to keep the leg straight and the foot relaxed. The left leg should remain straight and in contact with the floor. Hold yourself in this posture four to five seconds, counting mentally and retaining the breath.
  • In the second round of practice make sure to practice four to five seconds with the right leg and then the left leg. This can be repeated raising both legs together.
  • Inhale while raising the legs. Hold the posture and the breath and Exhale while lowering the legs. On synchronizing the movement with the breath, the stretch in the legs and mental counting in the final position.

    This Asana strengthens the abdominal muscles and massages the organs. It also strengthens the digestive system, Lower back, Pelvic and Perineal muscles.


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