Padanghustasana --> Hold the Big Toe Pose and Padahastasana --> Feet on Hands Pose

Physical benefits of Padanghustasana and Padahastasana

These two postures are one of the easiest and are one of the few poses that stretches out the muscles from head to toe. The only difference between the two postures is that Padahastasana is a deeper stretch than Padanghustasana, but the physical benefits remain the same. 

  • It improves flexibility as it stretches the body from head to toe including thigh muscles, hamstrings, calf muscles, the whole back and arms. 
  • It regulates blood pressure and anxiety which leads to a calmer mind
  • Increases the blood flow to the brain and improves concentration
  • Relieves you from bloated feeling and any excess gas trapped inside the body
  • It helps tired muscles to feel rejuvenated
  • It stimulates and massages liver and spleen
  • Strengthens the knees
  • It strengthens your bones so it is recommended for people suffering from osteoporosis
  • It relieves from headaches and insomnia