Standing Poses

Parshva Hasta Padasana (Side Hands and Feet Pose)

Parshva Hasta Padasana (Side Hands and Feet Pose) Parsva

Level: All levels
Category: Standing Pose

Parshva = side of the body, or flank. Hasta = hand. Pada = foot.

Organizing the pose

Practice Points

    • Ground down through the big toe mound of the front foot.
    • Turn the front thigh all the way out to bring the hip, knee and foot all facing the same direction to the side.
    • Press into the back heel
    • Draw the thighs up into the chest.
    • Reach the draw the tailbone down towards the heels and soften the lower abdomen.
    • Lift the upper abdomen.
    • Lengthen up through the sides of the trunk.
    • Reach the wrists away from each other to get a stretch across the chest and the upper back.