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Benefits of Yoga | Utthita hasta padangusthasana

Utthita hasta padangusthasana is an advanced standing yoga pose that Sunwarrior’s yoga specialist and health expert, Zain Saraswati Jamal, is more than happy to demonstrate for all of us. You will stand on one leg with your palm on your waist. Grab your big toe of your free leg with your peace fingers, bringing it up with your knee in line with your navel.

Follow along with Zain as she walks you through this pose and transitions from one leg to the other. This pose, also known as the extended hand to big toe pose, strengthens the back, arms, legs, and core while building balance and stretching hamstrings and hips. Use this pose to calm and focus your mind too for a steadier mind, body, and spirit.

Beginners can use a yoga strap or the padded back of a chair to help them hold the pose longer. Avoid this yoga pose if you have any ankle or lower back injuries. Good luck and Namaste.


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