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Padangusthasana

Padangusthasana is aslso known as Big Toe Pose.

How To Do

  • Stand upright with your inner feet parallel and about six inches apart.
  • Keeping your legs completely straight, exhale and bend forward from your hip joints, moving your torso and head as one unit.
  • Slide the index and middle fingers of each hand between the big toes and the second toes. Then curl those fingers under and grip the big toes firmly, wrapping the thumbs around the other two fingers to secure the wrap
  • With an inhalation, lift your torso as if you were going to stand up again, straightening your elbows.
  • Lift the top of your sternum as high as you can, but take care not to lift your head so far that you compress the back of your neck. Keep your forehead relaxed.
  • Exhale and
  • Bend your elbows out to the sides, pull up on your toes, lengthen the front and sides of your torso, and gently lower into the forward bend.
  • Hold the final position for one minute. Then release your toes, bring your hands to your hips, and re-lengthen your front torso. With an inhale, swing your torso and head as a single unit back to upright..

Benefits of Padangusthasana

  • Strengthens the thighs
  • Improves digestion
  • Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause
  • Helps relieve headache and insomnia
  • Calms the brain and helps relieve stress, anxiety and mild
  • Stimulates the liver and kidneys
  • Stretches the hamstrings and calves

Body Focus-Upper back

Type Of Yoga Poses