Double Big Toe Pose
What is Double Big Toe Pose?
Double big toe pose, or ubhaya padangusthasana in Sanskrit, is a challenging seated posture. Similar to boat pose, here the yogi holds the big toes, lifting the legs even higher. The pose is excellent for strengthening the core.
- Begin sitting with the knees bent and feet flat on the floor.
- Inhale and lift the legs, balancing on the sitz bones.
- Grasp the big toes with the first three fingers and extend the legs straight and upward, finding balance on the buttocks without rounding the spine.
- Breathe while holding the pose.
- Exhale and release.
- Keep the legs bent if the spine is rounding when the legs are straight.
Benefits of Double Big Toe Pose
- Strengthens the core
- Stretches the spine, hamstrings, chest and shoulders
- Improves balance
- Improves mental focus
Double Big Toe Pose Details
- Sanskrit Name
- Ubhaya padangusthasana
- oo-bhai-yah PAH-DAHN-goosh-TAH-sah-nah
- Pose Level
- Padayoragre (Tip of the toes)
- Pose Type
- Balancing, Core, Seated Poses, Strength