Also Known as Big Toe Pose. Pada means the foot. Angustha is the big toe. This posture is done by standing and grabbing the big toes. Padangusthasana 3 details provided to you by YogaIQ.
1. Stay in Tadasana. (Step 1.) Stretch the legs a foot apart.
2. Brath out, stretch forward and hold the big toes between the thumbs and the first two fingers, so that the palms face each other. Grip them tight. (Step 2)
3. Keep the head up, Spread the posture towards the chest and make the back as curved inward as possible. Instead of stretching down from the shoulders, bend forward from the pelvic region to get the curved inward shape of the back from the coccyx.
4. Keep the legs tight and do not slacken the hold at the knees and toes. Spread the shoulder-blades also. Take one or two breaths in this posture..
5. Now breath out, and bring the head in between the knees by tightening the knees and pulling the toes without lifting them off the floor. (Step 3.) Remain in this pose for about 20 seconds, maintaining normal breathing.
6. Breath in, come to position 2 (Step 4), loose the toes and stand up. Return to Tadasana. (Step 1)
Padangusthasana 3 calms the brain and helps relieve stress, anxiety and mild.Daily Practice of Padangusthasana 3 stimulates the liver and kidneys.It Stretches the hamstrings and calves.
Strengthens the thighs and Improves digestion.
Helps relieve the symptoms of menopause.
relieves headache and insomnia.