Hand Under Foot Pose
Padahastasana (Hand under foot posture) usually follows Padangusthasana.
How to do it:
From Tadasana (Mountain Pose), step or hop your feet hip distance apart.
Take a nice deep inhale as you raise your hands up to the sky. As you exhale, you will bend from the hips and fold forward. Your arms will follow your torso. Fold completely until your hands reach your feet.
Gently place your right hand under your right foot. Then gently place your left hand under your left foot. The soles of your feet will be touching the palms of your hands.
Bending your elbows out to the sides will help lengthen your spine.
Option 1: If Padahastasana is not available to you at this moment, please practice Padangusthasana.
Option 2: With your hands underneath your feet, try moving your weight into different parts of your feet to receive variations of tension in your legs. (Move the weight to your toes or heels for example.)
Drishti (Where you should look):
Look through your legs but concentrate on the tip of your nose.
Why we do it:
This is a great pose to strengthen and lengthen the hamstrings and calves and cultivate body awareness.