Yoga {31} ~ Asanas/Poses {20} ~ Hasta Padasana/Hand-To-Foot Pose

Hasta padasana is a standing yoga pose in which the practitioner roots one leg and, while balancing, holds the other leg out in front of the body in a fully extended position. The term is derived from the Sanskrit hasta, meaning “hand,” pada, meaning “foot,” and asana, meaning “posture.”

This physically rigorous pose requires a high level of concentration and pranayama, “breath control.”

Hasta padasana is also known as hand-to-foot pose in English.

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