Utpidasana, Utpīḍāsana, Utpida-asana: 1 definition


Utpidasana means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Yoga (school of philosophy)

[«previous next»] — Utpidasana in Yoga glossary
Source: archive.org: Yoga Tradition of the Mysore Palace

Utpīḍāsana (उत्पीडासन) is a type of posture (āsana), according to verse 53 of the Śrītattvanidhi.—Accordingly, “Bring the heels together. Lower the buttocks to the level of theknees. This is utpīḍāsana, the press”.

The 19th-century Śrītattvanidhi is a sanskrit treatise describing 80 primary āsanas, or ‘posture’ (e.g., utpīḍa-āsana) and several additional ones.

Yoga book cover
context information

Yoga is originally considered a branch of Hindu philosophy (astika), but both ancient and modern Yoga combine the physical, mental and spiritual. Yoga teaches various physical techniques also known as āsanas (postures), used for various purposes (eg., meditation, contemplation, relaxation).

Discover the meaning of utpidasana in the context of Yoga from relevant books on Exotic India

See also (Relevant definitions)

Relevant text

Help me keep this site Ad-Free

For over a decade, this site has never bothered you with ads. I want to keep it that way. But I humbly request your help to keep doing what I do best: provide the world with unbiased truth, wisdom and knowledge.

Let's make the world a better place together!

Like what you read? Consider supporting this website: