Urdhva Padmasana (Upward Lotus)

Urdhva Padmasana

Urdhva Padmasana (Ūrdhva-Padmāsana) = upward lotus

Dṛṣṭi: nāsāgre = to the nose

Enter this posture from Karna Pidasana.

Inhale and bring your legs and knees up as though going into Shoulder Stand posture.

Cross the legs or plave them in lotus. Place your hands underneath your knees and straighten the arms.

Balance your weight across your shoulders and upper back, not directly on your neck.

Hold here for three to five breaths.

From here go into Pindasana or simply come out gently as you exhale, rolling down gently, supporting your back with your hands as you do.