Supta Padangusthasana--> Reclined Big Toe Pose

Supta Padangusthasana Health Benefits

Supta Padangusthasana is done by lying down on your back, holding the big toe with your two fingers and stretching the leg towards your head, ideally, with a straight knee, while other leg is straight on the floor. If you can't reach the toe, which is not easy, a strap can be used. The posture can relieve tension and compression in the lower back, which a lot of people are suffering from theses days due to the nature of their work at the desk. The posture, mainly, is focused on the intense stretch of the whole back side of the leg. Furthermore it increase blood circulation in the legs and increases flexibility in the pelvic area.   

  • Relieves stiffness in lower back 
  • Stretches hamstrings and calves
  • Aligns pelvis
  • Strengthens the hip joint and tones the lower spine
  • Improves digestion
  • Can relieves arthritis pain in hips and knees
  • Therapeutic for high blood pressure and flat feet