Hands To Feet

Hastapadasana

Hands To Feet

    • Lie on your back; feet together and hands relaxed alongside the body.
    • Breathing in, lift the right leg with a smooth and continuous movement. Lift the leg as high as possible without bending the knees.
    • Keeping the left leg pressed to the floor, flex your right foot so as to put a footprint on the ceiling.
    • If you want more of a stretch, wrap your hands around the right leg to bring it closer to you and then release the hands.
    • Tighten your abdomen by pulling the navel area inward. Keep breathing.
    • Raise both arms up and point them towards the right foot.
    • Breathing in, raise the upper torso from the ground and reach for the raised foot without actually holding onto the foot. Keep the abdominal muscles tight.
    • Hold.
    • Breathing out, slowly bring the upper torso, the arms and the right leg to the ground.
    • Repeat the whole sequence with raising the left leg.

Benefits:

  • Stretches calf, hamstring and upper back muscles;
  • Strengthens abdominal muscles.

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