Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana --> Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose

Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana Health Benefits

Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana is a challenging posture sequence of standing balancing asanas.  When balancing on one leg in this posture, with the body standing tall the front and back part of the body are equally open and we enter equilibrium feeling.  The energy, nerve flow, body, mind and breath start to work as one and we enter a state of stillness. When starting to practice this asana you can feel weak and imbalanced, but if practicing regularly you will notice great improvements. 

  • The posture strengthens the legs and ankles

  • It stretches the backs of the legs

  • Improves sense of balance

  • Strengthens back and arm muscles

  • Calms the mind and improves focus

  • It can remedy high blood pressure or hypertension

  • It can prevent osteoporosis as the pose strengthens the bones