Learn the Big Toe Pose - Padangusthasana

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Incorporate the Big Toe Pose, Padangusthasana, into your practice.

The information represented in this series will initiate beginners to the practice of Yoga
In the next video, you will learn to the Child's Pose.

Padangusthasana tones your abdominal organs, improves digestion and activates the liver and spleen.
However, the techniques described in this series are not meant to be prescriptive.
Consult your physician before trying them out.

Sitar by Shri Basab Sen

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In this video, you will learn the Big Toe Pose, also known as Padangusthasana.

Stand straight with your legs spread a foot apart.

Look up, inhaling deeply and then exhale as as you bend forward from the pelvis.

Hold your big toes using your index and middle fingers and thumb.

Hold on tight with your palms facing each other.

Straighten your arms, bring your head up to look forward and arch your back, stretching your diaphragm towards the chest.

Keep your legs straight and pull out your elbows as you stretch your shoulder blades.

Inhale and then exhale as you bring your head between the knees by pulling yourself closer to your toes.

Breathe naturally, remaining in the pose for about 20 seconds.

Inhale as you raise your torso and return to the starting position.

Padangusthasana tones your abdominal organs, improves digestion and activates the liver and spleen.

It also strengthens your thighs and gives a good stretch to the calves and hamstrings.

You have now learnt Padangusthasana, the Big Toe Pose.

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