(Gorilla Pose or Hand Under Foot Pose)
- Stand on the mat with feet hip-width apart.
Raise arms overhead and bend forward at hips.
Stretch hands and fix fingers and palms firmly under toes and the balls of feet into the complete Padahastasana.
Be sure that knees are not bending.
Keep breathing and maintain position for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- As a beginner, if one can’t fix fingers under toes, loop a yoga strap around the middle of each arch for a handhold or bend in knees.
- Bring hands back to hips.
Rotate at the hip joints and stand on the floor.
Benefits of Padahastasana
- Strengthens and make flexible the thighs and knees, hip and spine.
Calms the mind and Reduces stress, anxiety, depression, and fatigue.
Stimulates the kidneys, liver, spleen, Improves digestion
Useful in high blood pressure, asthma, headaches, insomnia, infertility, osteoporosis, hair fall, and sinusitis
It stimulates digestive and the reproductive.
- Supta Padangusthasana
Adho Mukha Svanasana