UTTIHITA HASTA PADANGUSTASANA

Uttihita Hasta Padangustasana

The word “Uttihita Hasta Padangustasana” is derived from Sanskrit word “Uttitha” meaning “extended”,”Hasta” meaning “hand”, “Pada” meaning “foot”, “Angusta” meaning “big toe” and “Asana” meaning “posture” or “seat”.

STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED:

  • Stand straight with your legs together.

  • Lift your right leg bending your right knee, get it closer to your abdomen on the right side.

  • Now get your right hand between the right thigh and abdomen, hold the outer side of your right foot with your right palm.

  • Straighten your right knee and hold it infront of your chest such that your right leg is parallel to the mat and maintain balance in this position.

  • Now slowly swing your leg towards your right such that it forms right angle to the mat.

  • Keep your left hand stretched at shoulder level.

  • Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths (each breath must be 6-8 seconds).

  • Now slowly release your hand drop your leg on the mat and relax.

  • Repeat this with left leg.

BENEFITS:

  • It helps in strengthening the legs, ankles.

  • It helps in improving balance.

  • It helps in stretching the hamstrings.

  • It helps in improving concentration.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:

  • Ankle injury, Severe pain in the lower back, Lower back injuries.

DISCLAIMER:- PLEASE PRACTICE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF YOGA TEACHER/ YOGA EXPERT.

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