Uttamangasana

To practise Uttamangasana is not so easy as either Lolasana or Kukkutasana. The body should be strong to practise this asana. Gymnasts can perform this asana very easily.

Technique : First sit in the position of Padmasana. Then raise the knees and press them between the chest and the arms. Then raise the body with the force of the arms in such a way that the weight of the body falls on both the arms. While

 

Uttamangasana

raising the body inhale and fill the lungs with air. Hold the breath. Exhale smoothly while coming to the original position. Gradually, increase the time for the practice of this asana. The limit is five minutes.

Advantages :

(1) This asana strengthens the joints and the muscles of the arms and the legs.
(2) As it eliminates the weakness of all the abdominal organs and the chest it is more important than Lolasana or Kukkutasana.
(3) The regular practice of this asana roots out diseases like tuberculosis and asthma.

Note : Before an aspirant begins to practise this asana, he is required to acquire physical ability by practising simple and easy asanas.

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