Raised Foot Pose Steps, Benefits & Precautions

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Raised Foot Pose Steps, Benefits & Precautions

Raised Foot Pose Steps, Benefits & Precautions

 

Raised Foot Pose is reportedly one of the best yoga  postures since it ensures physical potency as well as increases the balance of the body. This posture is  also known as Uttanpadasana. Less frequently it is called by some Dwipadasana.

 

Steps

  1. Lie down on the ground on your back. Keep your arms straight. Both your feet and knees should be together. Keep your palms facing the ground beside your body. Breath normally.
  2. Now while inhaling gradually raise your legs and hold them at 30 degree without bending the knees. Keep your breathing normal. Stay in this position for 30 seconds.
  3. Bring them back down to the floor even more slowly and while exhaling. Take rest in Savasana (Corpse Pose) for 30 seconds. Repeat this for 4 times.

Benefits

  • Reduces fat from hips, lower abdomen, and thigh
  • Strengthens the thighs, the waist, the hips, the back, and the spinal cord.
  • Prevents and cures hernia.
  • Reduces indigestion.
  • Increases sexual potency.

Precautions

Do not practice this posture if you are experiencing the following problems:

  • The  first month of pregnancy.
  • Abdominal pain.
  • Blood pressure.
  • Hernia.
  • Recent abdominal surgery.

 

Further Readings on Raised Foot Pose

http://www.yogapoint.com/yoga-poses/uttanpadasana-with-both-legs.htm 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uttanapadasana 
http://www.healthyogaindia.com/uttanpadasana.htm 
http://www.jaisiyaram.com/yoga-poses/uttanpadasana.html 
http://www.yogawiz.com/yoga-poses/raised-foot-pose.html

 

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