Uttitha Hasta Padangusthasana


Uttitha Hasta Padangusthasana is good for stretching the body parts but we should not stretch beyond our capacity. This asana gives a good massage to our spine, lower back, hips, legs & hands. It also helps in reducing the fats in these areas of the body.You can make your body strong and healthy by using above all the different types of yoga asanas and get mental peace also.

How to Perform:

step 1: From Tadasana, bring your left knee towards your belly.

step 2: 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.

step 3: Firm the front thigh muscles of the standing leg, and press the outer thight inward.

step 4: Inhale and extend the left leg forwards.

step 5: Straighten the knee as much as possible.

step 6: When you are steady, swing the leg out to the side.

step 7: Breath steadily.

step 8: Stay in this pose for about 30-60 second.

step 9: Slowly reverse and come back to tadasana.

step 10:Repeat step 2-9 with another leg.


Those who suffer from ankle injuries,lower back injuries and tight hamstrings must avoid this asana. Those who practice this asana must take precaution so as to not makeĀ other injuries.

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