Also Known as Big Toe Pose. Pada means the foot. Hasta means the hand. This pose is done by bending forward and standing on one's palms. Padangusthasana 6 details provided to you by YogaIQ.
1. Stand in Tadasana. (Step 1.) Stretch the legs a foot apart.
2. Breath out, bend forward and without bending the legs at the knees insert the hands under the feet so that the palms touch the soles. (Step 2)
3. Keep the head up and make the back as curved inward as possible. Do not slacken the grip at the knees and take a few breaths in this position
4. Now breath out, and move the head in among the knees by bending the elbows and pulling the feet up from the palms. (Step 3.) Keep this posture for about 20 seconds with normal breathing.
5. Breath In and raise the head and come back to posture 2 (Step 4), with the head well up. Take two breaths.
6. Breath In, stand up and return to Tadasana. (Step 1)
Padangusthasana 6 helps the abdominal organs are toned and digestive juices increase, while the liver and spleen are activated. Persons suffering from a bloating sensation in the abdomen or from gastric troubles will benefit by practising Padangusthasana 6. Slipped spinal discs can only be adjusted in the concave back position as in Steps 2 and 3.