Padahastasana Padahastasana(Hand under Feet Pose) : Benefits, Method, Precautions, Modifications

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Padahastasana
(Hand under foot pose)
As the years pass by, our health is deteriorating. The death age has declined to 60-70years from 90-100years. What could be the reason behind that?  Is it the environmental condition that needs to be blamed? I think the answer is still unknown. Environmental factors indeed are one of the reasons behind that.
We cannot change the environment all by ourselves but we can bring some changes in us by practicing yoga. Yoga was being practiced for years now and it is the only way to live a healthy and long life. Yoga can enhance our health and help us to live long. But in today’s world, it becomes very difficult to practice all the yoga postures daily. We can hence select a few of them that will enhance the overall health of an individual. one such pose is padahastanasana.Pada means foot, Hasta means hands, Asana means pose.
Hence, Padahastasana is known as hands under foot pose. The name was derived from the posture that the practitioner makes while practicing this posture. Padahastasana is an important hand-foot yogic asan. This asan individually stretches our body. It increases flexibility and improves the overall health of our body. Though this is such a difficult pose to practice, it has many hidden benefits. This is not an easy pose to perform but it has therapeutic benefits.  It gives adequate stretch to your hamstrings, shoulders, neck, back, hips, calves, and ankles. It is beneficial in reducing fat, back pain, shoulder, and knee pain.
Benefits:

Technique:
Step 1: Stand straight in tadasana. Keep your hands, legs, and back straight.
Step 2:  your feet should be at hip distance apart to stabilize the pose.
Step 3: inhale and raise your arms and exhale deeply.
Step 4: come down to the feet and place your hands under your feet.
Step 5: keep your head down and close to the knees.
Step 6: bend your torso completely straight.
Step 7: stay in the pose as long as you can.
Step 8: Relax and get back to the initial position.
Precautions: Props and modification:  
 

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