Padahastasana is named after the Sanskrit words ‘Pada’ and ‘Hastana’, which mean ‘Foot’ and ‘Hands,’ respectively.
It is also known as “Standing Forward Fold Pose” in English. Yoga is defined as touching your feet with your hands.
Uttanasana is another name for this asana. This asana is a variation of the “Surya Namaskar” pose. It is also included in Standing Asanas like Garudasana, Ashwatthasana, Ardha Chakrasana, and Trikonasana.
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How to Perform Padahastasana
To perform this asana, begin by standing straight with your feet two inches apart.
Take a long, deep breath and raise both hands straight in front of you, over your head.
Stretch your body as far as you can from your waist while slowly exhaling. In this position.
Bend your body forward until your palms can touch the floor when you bend down.
Breathing normally in and out. Hold this position for ten to thirty seconds.
After ten to thirty seconds in this posture, take a deep breath in and slowly rise to a standing position.
Make sure your arms and head both come up at the same time.
Both of your hands should be stretched up above your head while performing this asana.
While practicing this asana, slowly exhale and lower both your hands down.
- Padahastana stretches your backbone.
- This asana relieves symptoms associated with the female menstrual cycle.
- This asana improves your digestive system when practiced on a regular basis.
- Padahastana alleviates constipation.
Precautions for Padahastana
- Make sure your arms and head both drop at the same time.
- Remember that if you have back stiffness, only bend up to the point where you don’t feel any strain or difficulty.
- If you have a heart problem, you should avoid this asana. You should also avoid this asana if you have back or backbone problems, vertigo, or stomach swelling.
- Patients with hernias, high myopia ulcers, and pregnant women should also avoid doing this asana.