Big Toe Pose
What is Big Toe Pose?
Big toe pose, or padangusthasana in Sanskrit, is a standing forward fold and an inversion. With the feet hip distance wide, the yogi bends at the waist to grab hold of their toes. The grip enables a deep forward fold and a great stretch for the legs and spine.
- Begin standing with the feet hip distance wide.
- Exhale and bend forward from the hips.
- Grab hold of the big toes with the thumbs and first two fingers. Keep the legs straight.
- With each exhalation, bring the head closer to the knees.
- Breathe while holding the pose.
- Bend the knees if you have back pain
Benefits of Big Toe Pose
- Stretches the hamstrings, calves and spine
- Stimulates digestion
- Activates the liver and spleen
- Relieves headaches
- Calms the mind
Big Toe Pose Details
- Sanskrit Name
- Pose Level
- Nasagre (Tip of the nose)
- Pose Type
- Forward Bends, Standing Poses