fixing two big toes on the ground, the heels being raised up in the air and placing
the anus on the heels in called Utkatasana.
During final posture of this
Asana, hips remain a little risen, therefore it is called Utkatasana. This
posture is useful for Bastikriya (one of the six purificatory processes).
Stand erect, legs together hands by the side of the thighs. Gaze in front.
- Place legs about one fool apart. Raise the arms straight in front up
to shoulder level, palm facing downward.
- Raising the heels, stand
on toes and slowly sit putting weight on toes.
- Put both hands on
- After sometirne, while returning, raise your arms
from the knee up to shoulder level.
- Keeping balance, stand erec
on the toes, there-after, slowly place the heels on the ground.
Bring hands by the side of the thighs and keeping the legs together return to
the original position.
Benefit and Limitations
This is a blancing pose, therefore, maintain balance while sitting or standing
- During final posture, upper part of the body must remain
- Do not put weight on heels.
- Calf muscles are made healthy and remove
constipation and nervous weakness of the lower extremeties.
suffering from muscle pull should not practise it.