also known as Upward Lotus.Urdhva means above or high. Padmasana is the lotus pose described earlier. In this variation, Padmasana is done in the head stand. Urdhva Padmasana in Sirsasana details provided to you by YogaIQ.
1 . This pose is to be done after the Eka Pada (Step 1 and 2) and Padvaika Pada Sirsasanas. (Step 3) After finishing these two postures cross the legs as in Padmasana. First put the right leg over the left thigh and the left leg over the right thigh.
2. Press the leg joints closer to each other and stretch the thighs up vertically. (Step 4)
3. Hold this position for half a minute with deep and even breaths.Then, exhale and extend the thighs as far back as possible. (Step 5)
4. Uncross the legs and return to Sirsasana. Now cross the legs the other way, first placing the left foot over the right thigh and then the right foot over the left thigh. hold this posture for half a minute and then stretch the thighs back.
5. While extending the thighs up do not replace the posture of the head or the neck.
This posture gives an extra pull to the dorsal region, the ribs and the pelvic region. Consequently, the chest is fully expanded and blood circulates properly in the pelvic region. To give an added stretch, one
can perform the pose by giving the trunk a lateral twist while doing the head stand.Upward Lotus is dedicates ample thrust to the core body and the down-waist equally. Upward Lotus is very effective in digestion.