Reclining Big Toe Pose
What is Reclining Big Toe Pose?
Reclining big toe pose, or supta padangusthasana in Sanskrit, is a supine pose used to increase flexibility. From a supine position, the yogi grasps the toes of one foot and gradually straightens the leg, eventually drawing the knee to the nose.
- Lie on the back.
- Inhale and lift the right foot from the floor.
- Grasp the right big toe with the right thumb and index finger.
- Gradually straighten the right leg with an exhale.
- Breathe while holding the pose.
- Those with limited flexibility should wrap a strap over the sole of the extended foot
Benefits of Reclining Big Toe Pose
- Stretches the hamstrings
- Strengthens the spine
- Relieves sciatica
- Improves circulation to legs and hips
Reclining Big Toe Pose Details
- Sanskrit Name
- Supta Padangusthasana
- soop-tah PAH-DAHN-goos-TAH-sah-nah
- Pose Level
- Nasagre (Tip of the nose)
- Pose Type
- Binds, Forward Bends