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  • Writer's pictureChristina V. Mills

Padangusthasana | Big Toe Pose


Photo by Galen Coles of Christina MIlls in Padangusthasana Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series
Photo by Galen Coles of Christina Mills

Padangusthasana or Big Toe Pose is a great way to stretch the back of the body. This is the first foundational posture after the Sun Salutations in the Ashtanga yoga method.



Etymology


Sanskrit Name: Padangusthasana

English Translation: Big Toe Pose



Drishti


Nose



How to:


1. Inhale. Grab the big toes with straight arms. Look up.

2. Exhale. Fold allowing the elbows to go out to the sides. Hold for 5 breaths.

3. Inhale. Look up with straight arms.







 

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