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Learn the Reclining Big Toe Pose - Supta Padangushtasana

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Learn Yoga with the Reclining Big Toe Pose, Supta Padangushtasana.

This video series will teach you how to perform basic Yoga poses.
In the next video, you will learn Alternate Breathing.

This pose relieves stiffness in your lower back and eases sciatica and menstrual discomfort.
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 - "Abhogi" & "Jhinjhoti"
"Kast - Paradise" published by Alter K

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In this video, you will learn the Reclining Big Toe Pose, also known as Supta Padangushtasana.

Lie down and relax with your feet apart and hands by your side.

Bring your legs together and your arms close to your body.

Exhale and bend your right knee up towards your chest.

Clasp the big toe of your right foot with the first two fingers and thumb of your right hand.

Now, raise your right leg till it is perpendicular to the ground.

Keep the knee straightened and pull your toe down so you feel the stretch in your calf.

Keep your left thigh and hips pressed down against the floor.

Hold this position for 20-30 seconds.

Exhale as you lower your right leg flat against the floor to your right.

Make sure your left hip stays grounded.

To release, Inhale as you raise the right leg and exhale as you lower it back down.

Now, repeat the pose on your left leg.

If you are unable to hold your toe with your hand, strap a belt or rope around the sole of your foot.

Place a brick under your foot to support your leg as you lower it to the side.

This pose relieves stiffness in your lower back and eases sciatica and menstrual discomfort.

It also stretches your hamstrings, calves, and inner thighs.

You have now learnt Supta Padangushtasana, the Reclining Big Toe Pose.


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