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Uttana Kurmasana
Uttana Kurmasana is also known as Upside-down Tortoise Posture, Kachhua or Kachua Asana. It is known so as the posture looks like an upside down tortoise.
 
 Uttana KurmasanaUttana Kurmasana is also referred to as the Upside-down Tortoise Posture. In the Yogic texts this yoga posture has been defined as a cultural asana.

Practice of Uttana Kurmasana
* Sitting in the staff pose.
* After that slowly going into the pose of Vajrasana.
* Now the back needs to be stretched from the tailbone towards the head.
* The back should be kept straight but not stiff start bending forwards and reach out for the floor and rest your head on the floor.
* Place your nose closer to the knees thereafter stretch out your arms backwards to your feet.
* In this position the palms and the feet should rest parallel to each other and the palms must also face upwards to the ceiling.
* In order to revert to normal position one needs to come out slowly come back to the first or the beginning position and relax down.

Benefits of Uttana Kurmasana
* This asana helps to open out the thighs, hips, back and shoulders.
* It increases concentration.
* It is also useful in various neck ailments.
* It also helps in improvement of respiratory rate.
* It reduces the bulkiness around the abdomen.
* It also increases the blood flow to the brain.
* This asana is beneficial for those suffering from constipation, indigestion and nervous weakness.

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(Last Updated on : 18/06/2014)
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