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
Stand straight with feet 2 inches apart
Inhale slowly and raise the arms up
Stretch up the body from the waist
Exhale and bend forward until the trunk is parallel to the ground
Exhale and bend forward until the entire palm rests on the ground
Massages the digestive organs
Alleviates flatulence, constipation, and indigestion
Spinal nerves are stimulated and toned
Improves the metabolism
Helps with nasal and throat diseases
Avoid in case of cardiac or back problems, abdominal inflammation, hernia and ulcers, high myopia, vertigo and during pregnancy
Avoid for vertebral and disc disorders
Note: All the asanas and pranayama should be performed under the guidance of your certified yoga teacher.