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Utthita parsva hasta padangusthasana

Posted on nov 2, 2014 in Yoga Poses, asana's

Utthiti Parsva Hasta Padangustha

Margarita in utthita parsva hasta padangusthasana. This pose strengthens the back, hips, and abdominal organs, and helps increase flexibility in the spine. Also called “Extended Hand to big toe pose”.

From Tadasana, bring your left knee toward your belly.

Reach your left arm inside the thigh, cross it over the front ankle, and hold the outside of your left foot. If your hamstrings are tight, hold a strap looped around the left sole.

Firm the front thigh muscles of the standing leg, and press the outer thigh inward.

Inhale and extend the left leg forward. Straighten the knee as much as possible. If you’re steady, swing the leg out to the side. Breathe steadily; breathing takes concentration, but it helps you balance.

Hold for 30 seconds, then swing the leg back to center with an inhale, and lower the foot to the floor with an exhale. Repeat on the other side for the same length of time.

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