Big Toe Pose/ Hand Under Foot Pose • Padangusthasana/ Padahastasana

  • Adi Amar
Begin by standing with your feet together. Inhale and step your feet hip width apart. Bring your hands to your hips and lift up and out of your chest. Exhale and fold forward from your hip creases.
Step-By-Step:

STEP 1 - Padangusthasana: Grab your big toes with the index and middle fingers of each hand. Inhale and lengthen your spine. Exhale and fold forward engaging your quads and shifting your weight forward until your hips are over your heels. Relax your spine, release your head, and breathe freely into your back body.

STEP 2 - Padahastasana: Bring the hands underneath the soles of the feet. Rest the backs of the hands on the mat. Walk your toes to the creases in your wrists. Exhale and fold forward engaging your quads and shifting your weight forward until your hips are over your heels. Relax your spine, release your head, and breathe freely into your back body.

Target Area:

Hamstrings

Therapeutic Focus:

Strengthens and stretches legs, stimulates digestion, and calms the mind.

Props & Modifications:

Use blocks under your hands or keep your knees slightly bent. 

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