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Asana Type:

Target Body Part:

Difficulty Level:

YCB Level:


Back & Core


Level 1


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


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


  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


  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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