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Parivrtta Supta Padangustasana – Revolved Reclining Hand To Big Toe Posture

By Prana Yoga | In All Yoga Postures, Forward Bends, Hamstring Stretches, Hip Openers, Spinal Twisting | on June 11, 2014

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Steps:

  • Start with lying down on your back and spread your arms by the side of the body.
  • Bend your right knee and hold the right big toe with the left hand.
  • Turn towards your left and try to straighten your knee (don’t worry if it doesn’t straighten completely).
  • Spread your right arm on the ground perpendicular to the body, palm facing up.
  • Work on trying to bring your right shoulder and right arm on the ground. Stay in this posture for 30 seconds breathing deep.
  • To release the posture inhale, bend your knee, bring it back to the center and exhale straighten the knee. Repeat the same on the other side

Modifications:

  1. If you don’t yet have the flexibility to perform the full posture
  2. Use a belt/strap around your foot as mentioned above
  3. Keep the knee slightly bent
  4. Hold round the back of the knee/calf instead of the toes

Benefits:

  • It makes hip joints flexible.
  • Improves digestion and reduces constipation
  • Lengthens the hamstring muscles
  • Releases gas
  • Relieves lower back pain

Contraindications:

  1. Diarrhoea
  2. High blood pressure, place a pillow under the head
  3. Headache/ migraine

 

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