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Hello there padha hastasan is actually this what this whole article about. Why to do it, the correct what to do padha hastasan.

Padhahastasan is also called as the paschimoothanasan  standing posture another asan which we do while sitting in the “T” shaped and touch the feet has got the same name.


So let us begin without wasting any more time ,

As the name says padha hastasan which literally means touching of the toes.

It is one of the asanas that everyone can do it if he or she does not have a torn ligament or a serious disc or knee joint problems.

padha hastasan Helps in increasing the flexibility of the spinal cord. So yeah, very helpful asan .

This asana almost targets on the body parts from the hips, spine, ankle, knee, wrist, palm, forehand, neck, head, almost every body parts. Also helps in reducing the flat feet.


Way to do it:(padha hastasan)


padha hastasan



  • Just exhale, now bring your knees together and bend towards your knee and try to touch your toe finger.


  • If you are a beginner this may take awhile to achieve it only by practice one can make the impact.


  • Hold this position for 10 to 15 seconds.then relax and go on to the next one.


Initially one would not be able to do touch their hands with respect to the toes  as there will be a strain near the thigh muscles, also the knee part obviously the ligament part.


At this juncture one can keep their hands near their bottom part of the body wherever they are able to reach.

Also do not forget that the knees should not be bent it must be kept straight.



After doing the padha hastasan one has to also do a counter exercise such as the hardakati chakrasan.

As initially the stress produced by the padha hastasan would be more so inorder to get relieve from such stress one has to perform the hardakati chakrasan.



  • It obviously helps one to be more flexible and helps to relieve from stress which we acquire while sitting for long hours (i.e thigh muscles)


  • It stretches our neck muscles, arms, improves blood circulation.


  • It also helps in blood flow regulation throughout the body also very effective for increasing body flexibility.



Do the yoga practices always after consulting the doctor and also from a yoga instructor as many have different body conditions and other compilations .

 So do a consultation with your doctor before doing  any complicated, advance or intermediate move in yoga  exercise.


Conclusion :

So guys how was this article do mention it in the comment portion, padha very helpful to increase  flexibility. 

But if you get not practicing regularly it may become an difficult posture and your knees might suffer the pain so keep practicing.

Do share among your friends and others to spread the knowledge and Do , Learn yoga more interesting and elaborated topics are on the way so yeah  Also be healthy and learn yoga.


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