Lizard Pose/Utthan Pristhasana: It is a deep lunge that opens the hips, hamstrings, groins and hip flexors. It also strengthens the inner thigh muscles on the front leg. This pose is also known as runner’s lunge in some areas.
Written by Tavishi Dogra | Updated : June 17, 2022 4:45 PM IST
In Sanskrit, ‘uttan’ means ‘stretch deep, ‘pristha’ = ‘back of the body’, and ‘asana’ = ‘posture’. Therefore, Utthan Pristhasana is also called Lizard Pose. The practice of this pose is said to bring flexibility and suppleness to the spine and the various muscles involved.
Here’s a step-by-step run-through of the pose Utthan Pristhasana:
- Noose Pose (Pasasana): How To Practice, Benefits, Precautions
- Bharadvajasana (Bharadvaja’s Twist): How To Practice, Benefits And Precautions
- Yoga For Epileptic Patients: Know Its Benefits And Risks
Utthan Pristhasana brings awareness of the body and allows for focusing on the physical balance of the body. It is also said that this asana brings a balance in the internal energy state starting at the spine’s base. This is a great yoga pose for mental balance
Follow us on
TheHealthSite.com is India’s fastest growing health information site with a team of health professionals and writers committed to providing unique, authentic, credible, well-researched, and timely information on topics related to physical and mental health. We use the latest interactive tools, graphics, live webinars and events, interviews, medical imagery, and more.
Health is a serious topic and therefore we present you with engaging, straightforward and expert-reviewed content that helps you make the best decision for any health-related queries.
Copyright © 2022 Indiadotcom Digital Private Limited. All rights reserved.