Extended Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose (Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana) – Learn In 3 Steps | Yoga With Nutan



EXTENDED HAND-TO-BIG-TOE POSE

Sanskrit NameUtthita Hasta Padangusthasana

Sanskrit Name Meaning – Utthita – Extended, Hasta – Hand, Padangustha – Big Toe, Asana - Pose

Type of Asana – Standing Yoga Pose

Target Areas – Legs

WHAT IS EXTENDED HAND-TO-BIG-TOE POSE (UTTHITA HASTA PADANGUSTHASANA)?

Extended Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose (Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana) is a standing balancing Yoga pose that improves concentration and stability.


DO NOT PRACTICE EXTENDED HAND-TO-BIG-TOE POSE (UTTHITA HASTA PADANGUSTHASANA) IF:

  1. You have an ankle or lower back injury

  2. You’ve recently had surgery


BENEFITS OF EXTENDED HAND-TO-BIG-TOE POSE (UTTHITA HASTA PADANGUSTHASANA)

  1. Stretches your legs

  2. Increases focus and concentration

  3. Improves your balance


HOW TO PRACTICE EXTENDED HAND-TO-BIG-TOE POSE (UTTHITA HASTA PADANGUSTHASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS

  1. Start in Mountain Pose (Tadasana) and draw you left knee into your stomach. Hold the outside off your left foot with your left hand and stretch your left leg out.

  2. Inhale and straighten your leg as much as you can. Breathe steadily and ground yourself.

  3. Stay in this pose for as long as you feel comfortable and when you’re finished repeat on the other side.


EXTENDED HAND-TO-BIG-TOE POSE (UTTHITA HASTA PADANGUSTHASANA) VARIATION – USE A STRAP


Use a strap to improve your flexibility.


PREPARATORY POSES


Standing Forward Bend - Uttanasana


Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose - Supta Padangustasana


Reclining Hero Pose - Supta Virasana


FOLLOW UP POSES


Downward Facing Dog Pose – Adho Mukha Svanasana


Cobra Pose – Bhujangasana


Standing Forward Bend - Uttanasana

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