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  • Writer's pictureChristina V. Mills

Supta Padangusthasana | Reclined Big Toe Pose


Similar to Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana, this pose increases mobility in the hips and hamstrings while strengthening the core.



Christina V. Mills in Supta Padangusthasana.

Etymology


Sanskrit Name: Supta Padangusthasana

English Translation: Reclined Hand to Big Toe Posture


Supta - Reclined

Hasta - Hand

Pada - Food

Angusta - Big Toe

Asana - Posture


Drishti

Big Toe

Side



How to:

  • Begin laying on your back.

  • On an inhale, lift the right leg and hold the big toe with the first two fingers of the right hand. Place the left hand on the left thigh.

  • On an exhale, press into the low back to lift the chin toward the shin. Hold for 5 breaths.

  • Inhale and bring the back to the floor.

  • On an exhale, take the leg out to the side, looking over the left shoulder.

  • Inhale and bring the leg back to center.

  • Exhale as you lift the chin toward the shin.

  • Inhale and lay back down. Exhale.

  • Repeat on the left side.






 

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