Standing Poses

Parivrtta Hasta Padangusthasana I (Revolved Hand to Big Toe Pose)

Level: Intermediate
Category: Standing Pose, Core Pose, Twist

Parivrtta = Revolved. Hasta = hand. Pada = foot. Angustha = big toe.

Organizing the Pose

    • Come into Tadasana (Mountain Pose).
    • Lift the right foot up and grab hold of the outer edge with the left hand. Bring the right hand to the hip.
    • Exhale and stretch the leg out and up in front of you.
    • Inhale and draw the navel in and up, opening the chest.
    • Exhale and turn the trunk to the right.
    • Extend the arm and turn the head to look at the hand.
    • Hold the position for several breaths.
    • Exhale, return to Tadasana (Mountain Pose) and repeat on the second side.