Practice Padahastasana at ASMYI, Relieve Yourself from Stress and Anxiety

Also known as the hand under foot pose, Padahastasana is a forward bend, mostly practiced as part of the Sun Salutation sequence in yoga. At ASMYI, we assist you in performing this pose the ideal way so that you could the intended Padahastasana benefits

Practicing Padahastasana yoga

Here are the steps to practice Padahastasana:

  • Begin by standing in Tadasana (Mountain Pose) with your feet hip-distance apart and your arms at your sides.
  • Inhale and raise your arms overhead.
  • Exhale and then fold forward from your hips, while ensuring that your back is straight. Bring your hands down to the floor or to blocks on either side of your feet.
  • Inhale and lift your torso halfway up, lengthening your spine.
  • Exhale and then fold forward again, bringing your hands underneath your feet. Your toes should come to the crease of your wrists, with your palms flat on the soles of your feet.
  • Hold the pose for several breaths, deepening the stretch with each exhale.
  • To release the pose, inhale and lift your torso halfway up, then exhale and fold forward, releasing your hands to the floor.
  • Inhale and come all the way up to standing, lifting your arms overhead.
  • Finally, exhale and take down your arms.

Padahastasana benefits for you

Padahastasana provides a deep stretch to your hamstrings, spine as well as calves. In addition, this widely preferred yoga pose also stimulates the abdominal organs and can help to relieve you from stress and anxiety. However, it is better to avoid doing this pose in case you have a back injury, high blood pressure, or a wrist injury. As with any yoga practice, it is important to listen to your body and practice with awareness and caution.

Join ASMYI to practice Padahastasana

Our instructors can help you significantly in getting you rid of stress and anxiety through yoga. All you need is to join our ASMYI yoga centre and realize the difference in your body language.