Uttana Padasana – Raised Leg Pose, How To Do, Benefits, Effect on Doshas


By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S

In Uttana Padasana, the practitioner raises both the legs from the supine position and hence the name. It is an intense stretch of the legs.

Uttana – Raised, upwards
Pada – Leg / foot
Asana – Pose

Other name – Extended Foot Pose
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Preparation for Uttana Padasana

Method of doing Uttana Padasana

  • Lie on the floor, facing the ceiling.
  • Keep legs stretched, feet close to each other, tightly at the arches, toes facing upwards towards the ceiling.
  • Keep upper limbs by the side of your body, close to it, palms down.
  • Inhale
  • Lift both legs in air as you inhale. While doing this keep the torso on the floor. Allow the lower back to arch slightly.
  • Tuck your chin towards neck. Squeeze the thighs together and tuck your stomach in. Reach out with your toes such that the toes point the ceiling.
  • The legs are…

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