Standing Poses


Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana I (Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose I)


Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana I (Extended Hand to Big Toe pose)

Level: Intermediate
Category: Standing Pose, Core Pose


Utthita = extended. Hasta = hand. Pada = foot. Angustha = big toe.

Organizing the Pose

    Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana Preparation
    • Come into Tadasana (Mountain Pose).
    • Lift the right foot up and grab hold of the big toe with the first two fingers and thumb of the right hand. Bring the left hand to the hip.
    • Exhale and stretch the leg out and up in front of you, pulling the toes back.
    • Hold the position for several breaths.
    • Exhale, return to Tadasana (Mountain Pose) and repeat on the second side.