Uttana Pristhasana – Lizard Pose, How To Do, Benefits, Effect On Dosha


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

In this pose the practitioner raises his back on support of one leg placed in front forming an angle of 90 degree at knee and foot on ground and other leg stretched back, toes pressing on to the floor. In this pose the practitioner assumes the shape of a lizard. Therefore this pose is also called as lizard pose.
Utthana = raised / stretch
Pristha = back
Asana = pose

This pose targets the hips, groin and inner part of hamstrings. It is also considered to be an intermediate pose. This pose opens up your hips. Uttana also mean to stretch and this pose stretches your back and lower limbs. It is one of the important poses in Sun Salutation sequence.
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Preparation for Utthan Pristhasana

  • Utthan Pristhasana should be preferably done early in the morning. If it cannot be practiced in the morning, it shall…

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