Utthita Hasta Padangustasana – tips for the pose



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Utthita Hasta Padangustasana (Extended Hand-To-Big-Toe Pose)

When it comes to yoga and achieving its effective results people usually are not that satisfies since they feel that their efforts have not been accorded well.

However according to famous and experienced therapists Utthita Hasta Padangustasana (Extended Hand-To-Big-Toe Pose) is the most rewarding of all yoga exercises.

Although it might seem a bit challenging to you initially but later when you will see that its rewards and results are definitely worth it, you will love it.

The Utthita Hasta Padangustasana (Extended Hand-To-Big-Toe Pose) works by toning your legs, working on core muscle strengthening along with stretching and limbering your hamstrings and hip joints.

Going about it is quite easy. You have to start by standing straight and then bringing your left knee to your stomach. Now keep a hand on your left arm from inside your thigh holding the outside of your left foot and then cross it over your left ankle.

After you have made such a posture tighten the front muscles of thighs. Now contract your leg in such a way that your outer thigh comes a little inward.

Here it is to be notified that Utthita Hasta Padangustasana (Extended Hand-To-Big-Toe Pose) is an exercise pose for your muscles because it is your muscle activity that determines your physic so bear all this with patience.

Now you have to inhale some air and put your leg a little forward while straightening your knee as much as you can. If you are steadily standing then you may just want to swing your leg to the side.

Meanwhile make sure that you do not stop breathing. It will take your concentration but then again it also helps you in balancing.

Stay in that position for about half a minute and move your leg back to the central position while inhaling and then put your foot down while breathing out.

This entire process has to be repeated for the right side for the same time as well.





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