Standing Poses

Prasarita Padottanasana II (Wide Spread Feet Pose II)

Level: All levels
Category: Standing Pose

Prasarita = wide, stretched, extended. Pada = foot. Uttana = intense stretch.

This pose is largely the same as Version I, but with the differing hand position. The benefit of having the arms in Pashchima Namaskarasana (Reverse Prayer Pose) is the emphasis it places on the extension of the trunk. The back ribs have to broaden and lift towards the head, the shoulders need to settle back and the chest must broaden in order for the palms to come together.

Organizing the pose