This Yoga Asana strengthens the legs, thighs, knees, and ankles and improves balance.
Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana also stretches the back of the legs and boosts concentration and focus.
This Yoga Pose Stretches hamstrings and hips.
This Pose Stretches adductors.
Strengthens back and arm muscles.
Improves sense of balance & Calms the mind and improves focus.
How to Do Extended Hand to Big Toe Pose Or Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana
Start with forming Mountain pose or Tadasana.
Take a point at eye level to focus on with a soft gaze.
On an exhalation, bring the weight on your left foot and lift your right knee up. Reach with your right hand for your big toe.
Firm your left hip in and lengthen your spine. Keep your shoulders blades firmly on the back, and your chest open. As you inhale, start extending your right leg out to the front, without compromising the length in the spine.
Stay for about 5 breaths, then as you inhale, bring your leg out to the right and stay for 5 more breaths.
End the pose on an inhalation, bring your leg back to the center. As you exhale, lower the foot back to the floor.