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Uthana Pada Asana

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  • Lie on your back, with your palms on the floor, by the side of your body and close to it.

  • Slowly raise both legs, and without stiffening lift them up to six inches off the floor.

  • Breathe normally, although in the beginning you may be holding your breath.

  • Repeat 2 to 4 times.

Your abdomen will get flatter, and the waistline gets smaller. Digestive organs will contract, and begin to work well. From head to toe, all nerves in the body are activated. Gas trouble will recede. This is also ideal for women who would like to reduce their waistline after childbirth.

Note - After practicing stage one of Uthana Pada Asana for 3-4 days (lifting legs 1-2 feet), try stage two (lifting legs 4-6 inches).