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Before you start with any asana or breathing exercise, it is always advised to start with a warm-up yoga.  

Padahastasana is one among the other standing poses.


  • It improves the flexibility of the spine as the spine is stretched with the practice of this asana.

  • It addresses breathing problems and helps to alleviate the sufferings caused due to those breathing disorders.

  • The pose is good for your sciatic nerves.

  • It tones your shoulders, waist, abdomen, thighs, knees as well as hamstrings.

  • It helps reduce excess fat in the back and relieves gastric trouble.

How to do?

  • Standing position keep your legs straight, breath-in raise your arms up and bend back slightly.

  • Breath-out bend forward, keep hands along with your neck, keep your knees straight.

  • If possible touch your feet by fingers or hold your legs wherever possible. Move your head towards the knee or as close as possible.

  • Stay in this position, Do breath-in & out for 3-4 rounds, feel the muscle stretch at your legs, stomach, lower back and spine.

  • Breath-in comes back to normal position. Perform 2-3 rounds to get better results.


  • People with back issues, do not attempt to bend excessively. This may increase the lower back pain.


I will be narrating the steps to follow. Please watch the video and keep up.

Comments are highly appreciated. Don’t hesitate to ask any questions.

Want to find out what are the things that you should know before you start? Click here

Here is the video! 

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