Uttasana or Padahastastana (Hand to foot pose)

Uttasana or Padahastastana (Hand to foot pose)

Salutation: Aum Savitre Namah (I bow to him who produces everything)

Description: From Ashwa Sanchalanasana- bring left foot front to join the right foot – exhale and lower the arms and trunk down. Place the arms next to feet and open the fingers. If your palm does not touch the floor it is okay -just place the palms in front of your feet. Try to keep the legs straight, again do not lock the knees. Try to bring trunk potion slowly down so that your tummy sits on the thighs.

Benefits : This posture promotes good blood circulation. It keeps the abdominal tract well regulated and healthy. Stretches the leg muscles particularly hamstring and stimulating the spinal nerves.

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