In Sanskrit uttana shishunash: utana - extended or acute, shisho - puppy, asana - posture: pronounced as oot-AHN-ah shee-shah-SAH-nuh. This is a combination of Adho Mukha Svanasana and Balasana. Therefore, Uttara Shishoshna can be considered a metaphor for either of these two asanas. Another very common name for this asana is Hriday Mudra. Uttana Shishuotsana is a much easier and less complicated version of the front twist performance that almost everyone should practice in their yoga sessions.