Learn How to Do Extended Hand To Big Toe Pose

When you and Meddy want a challenge, this pose fits the bill. Extended Hand To Big Toe Pose is an intermediate yoga pose that will test your balance and coordination. The Sanskrit name for this pose, "Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana" (oo-TEE-tah HAHS-tuh pahd-ahng-goosh-TAHS-uh-nuh)

Start in Mountain Pose inhaling your arms up into the air. Exhale both of your arms down to your side. Shift your weight into your right foot to start with, letting your left foot hover off your yoga mat.

Next, start by just seeing if you can just hold one knee up and balance there. Once you can do that, wrap your index finger around your big toe and start extending your leg out to the side. This is a great hamstring stretch. You will feel a deep stretch in the interior of your leg. A great groin muscle opener. Remember to focus on your breath in these tough postures. A mindful and concentrated breathing pattern will really help you with your steadiness. Try practicing your Ujjayi Breathing Technique with this posture.

Extended Hand To Big Toe Pose