Revolved Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose

Definition - What does Revolved Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose mean?

Revolved hand-to-big-toe pose is a balancing posture that also requires a high flexibility level.

In this pose, the yogi stands with the right leg extended in front of the body with the left hand holding the outer side of the raised foot. The right leg then crosses the body to the left side, while the right hand extends sideways. The gaze is fixed on this hand. The pose is held for 20 seconds then repeated with the opposite leg.

Revolved hand-to-big-toe pose is also referred to as parivrtta hasta padangusthasana in Sanskrit.

Yogapedia explains Revolved Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose

Revolved hand-to-big-toe pose may require some time to master. Those who find it difficult to hold the outstretched leg may use a yoga strap to assist.

The health benefits of revolved hand-to-big-toe pose include:

  • Strengthens the legs
  • Stretches and improves spinal flexibility
  • Opens the hips
  • Strengthens the core
  • Tones abdominal organs and hips
  • Aids in detoxification
  • Energizes the body and mind
  • Improves balance
  • Reduces symptoms of osteoporosis
  • Promotes sense of balance
  • Calms the mind
  • Improves mental focus
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