Hand-to-Foot Pose (Utthita hasta padangusthasana)

Hand-to-Foot Pose, also known as Utthita hasta padangusthasana, Extended hand-to-big-toe Pose, and Standing Big Toe Hold. It's a challenging standing sequence of yoga, which can help to build balance, stabilize the core, and open the hips. This pose is well suited to improving balance, concentration, and a sense of focus. The pose is all about balancing your whole body on one leg.

Hand-to-Foot Pose

Beginner’s Tip

By resting the foot of the elevated leg on the top edge of a chair back, you can maintain this position for longer. Place the chair a few inches from a wall, then firmly press your lifted heel against the wall.

NOTE: Before you start this, consult your doctor or an exercise professional about this pose. Don't try to do it alone.

Tip To Do -

1 - Take a mountain pose.
2 - Put your body weight on your left foot and try to lift your right knee up. With your right hand, reach for your right knee toe.
3 - Pull in your left hip and lengthen your spine.
4 - Keep your shoulder blades firmly on your back and your chest open.
5 - Your right leg out to the front, and don't compromise the length of your spine. 
6 - Take five deep breaths and to release this pose, with an inhalation, bring your leg back to the ground. On your other side, repeat the stretch.

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The Advantages of the Hand-to-Foot Pose

1 - It stretches the spine, hip flexors, and back of your legs.
2 - It enhances the digestive system.
3 - It is highly recommended to relieve anxiety and stress.
4 - This pose is helps to relieve lower back pain.
5 - Improves blood circulation and reduces fat formation and cholesterol.

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