The word “pada” is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning “foot”; “hasta” meaning “hand” and “asana” meaning “posture” or “seat”. STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED: •Stand straight with your feet together. Inhaling lift your hands above the head. •Exhaling bend forward try to touch your toes with your palms. •Touch your head to your knees. •Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths (each breath must be 6-8 seconds). •Inhaling lift your hands above your head exhaling drop your hands beside your body and relax. BENEFITS: •It helps in improving the balance. •It helps in improving digestion. •It helps in strengthening the buttocks, calves and the lower back. •It helps in relieving stress and anxiety. •It helps in improving the overall fitness. CONTRA-INDICATIONS: •Hypertension, Heart problems, Spinal injuries DISCLAIMER:- PLEASE PRACTICE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF YOGA TEACHER/ YOGA EXPERT.