Urdhva Padmasana in Sarvangasana – Urdhva means above, high. Padma means a lotus. In this Sarvangasana variation, the legs, instead of being kept straight up, are bent at the knees and crossed so that the right foot rests on the left thigh and the left foot on the right thigh as in the lotus pose.

Urdhva Padmasana in Sarvangasana

Technique for Urdhva Padmasana in Sarvangasana

  1. From Salamba Sarvangasana, bend the legs at the knees and cross them. First place the right foot over the left thigh, and then the left foot over the right thigh.
  2. Stretch the crossed legs vertically up, move the knees closer to each other and the legs as far back as possible from the pelvic region.
  3. Stay in this pose from 20 to 30 seconds with deep and even breathing.
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