Padahastasana

Asana Type:

Target Body Part:

Difficulty Level:

YCB Level:

Standing

Back & Core

Beginner

Level 1

Padahastasana

Padahastasana (Hand to Foot Pose) is another name for Padahastasana. It is done as part of the Surya Namaskar, or Sun Salutation. 


Padahastasana massages and tones the digestive organs while increasing calves and hamstring flexibility. It can also help you get rid of excess Vata (air) in your abdomen and improve blood circulation.

How to do

Padahastasana

Step 1 

Stand straight with feet 2 inches apart


Step 2

Inhale slowly and raise the arms up


Step 3

Stretch up the body from the waist


Step 4

Exhale and bend forward until the trunk is parallel to the ground


Step 5

Exhale and bend forward until the entire palm rests on the ground


Benefits of

Padahastasana

  1. Massages the digestive organs

  2. Alleviates flatulence, constipation, and indigestion

  3. Spinal nerves are stimulated and toned

  4. Increases vitality

  5. Improves the metabolism

  6. Improves concentration

  7. Helps with nasal and throat diseases

Cautions of

Padahastasana

  1. Avoid in case of cardiac or back problems, abdominal inflammation, hernia and ulcers, high myopia, vertigo and during pregnancy

  2. Avoid for vertebral and disc disorders 

Note: All the asanas and pranayama should be performed under the guidance of your certified yoga teacher.

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