Supine Big Toe Pose

The over picture reveals me adjusting Jane in a lying-down leg stretch. The physical change is created to bring awareness when the increased leg is not totally correcting. Occasionally we assume we are right, but don’t in fact get there completely.

When you do it on your own, if you have a more supple body, you grab hold of your big toe with your fingers. If you’re not adaptable, utilize a belt covered around the sole of your foot, holding it with both hands.

The position offers an intense stretch to your calves and hamstrings. It also enhances blood flow in the legs, tones the hips as well as opens the upper body the pull of you arms. There are a few variations for the legs in this position. 2 fundamental variations are: 2) elevate your leg vertical to the flooring (Supta Padangusthasana I) and, 2) take your leg out to the side (Supt Padangusthasana II).

In both versions, maintain your upper back as well as pelvis equally and strongly on the mat.

Benefits of Supta Padangusthasana

  • removes stiffness in the reduced back and backache by helping to align the pelvic area
  • helps to treat osteo arthritis of the hip and the knees by stretching hamstrings and calf muscular tissues while strengthening the knees
  • strengthens the hip joint
  • relieves sciatic pain
  • helps to eliminate menstrual discomfort

For details about where to place supta padangusthasana in yoga exercise series, click here.