Utpluthih is also known as tolasana – scales pose
1 Take the legs in to the lotus pose. If this is not possible have them crossed in sukhasana (easy cross leg pose) -it will require much more abdominal strength to lift if the legs are not in full lots.
2. Lengthen the spine and open the shoulders by rolling them back.
3. Place the hands on the floor either side of the hips.
4. Inhale fully, and on the exhale press the hands in to the floor, engage the abdominal muscles and lift the legs and buttocks up.
Start with 5 breaths and gradually increase this with practice
5. On the exhale, slowly lower down to the floor, and unfold your legs
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