Are you looking for more insights into Padahastasana (Hand to Foot Pose)? Padahastasana, or the Hand to Foot Pose, is a fantastic posture to add to your routine. In this article, we’ll delve into the step-by-step instructions, benefits, contra-indications of Padahastasana (Hand-to-Foot-Pose).

Step By Step Instructions of Padahastasana (Hand to Foot Pose):

  1. Begin standing on your mat, with your feet hip-width apart and arms by your sides.
  2. Inhale deeply and lengthen your spine.
  3. Exhale and slowly bend forward from your hips, keeping your back straight.
  4. Bring your hands down to the floor beside your feet or hold onto your ankles or shins, depending on your flexibility.
  5. Engage your core and try to bring your forehead toward your knees.
  6. Hold the pose for a few breaths, maintaining a steady breath.
  7. To release, slowly come back up to standing position with a straight spine.

Benefits of Padahastasana (Hand to Foot Pose)

  1. Stretches the hamstrings, calves, and lower back, improving flexibility in these areas.
  2. Stimulates digestion and massages the abdominal organs, promoting better digestion.
  3. Calms the mind and reduces stress and anxiety.
  4. Improves posture and strengthens the legs and core muscles.
  5. Enhances blood circulation throughout the body, bringing fresh oxygen to cells.
  6. Energizes the body and mind, making it a great pose to practice in the morning.
  7. Increases Vata Dosha (Good for people with Depression or Low Energy)

Contra-Indications of Padahastasana (Hand to Foot Pose)

While Padahastasana (Hand-to-Foot-Pose) offers numerous benefits, it may not be suitable for everyone. Avoid this pose if you have:

  • Severe back pain or injury.
  • Herniated disc or sciatica.
  • High blood pressure or heart conditions.
  • Recent abdominal surgery or hernia.
  • Pregnancy

Always consult with a qualified yoga instructor or healthcare professional before attempting any new asana, especially if you have pre-existing medical conditions.

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