# Direct Vs. Indirect Recursion

This lesson goes over two different types of recursion: direct and indirect recursion.

## Direct Recursion

Direct recursion occurs when a function calls itself.

This results in a **one-step** recursive call, meaning that the function makes a recursive call inside its own function body.

### Syntax of Direct Recursion

```
def function1(p1, p2, ..., pn) :
# Some code here
function1(p1, p2, ..., pn)
# Some code here
```

### Printing Natural Numbers from $1$ to $n$ Using Direct Recursion

Let’s take a look at an example of a function that prints natural numbers from $1$ to $n$:

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