Padangusthasana (Big Toe Pose)

English Name(s)

Padangusthasana, Big Toe Pose

Sanskrit

पादाङ्गुष्ठासन / Pādāṅguṣṭhāsana

Pronunciation

pad-an-goosh-TAH-suh-nuh

Meaning

padangusthasana: “big toe”
āsana: “posture”

Physical Benefits

Padangusthasana (pad-an-goosh-TAH-suh-nuh) regulates the reproductive system, cures flat feet and strengthens the toes and ankles.

Energetic Benefits

This pose develops balance and concentration. It calms the mind and works on the Root, Sacral, Solar Plexus and Heart Chakras.

Contraindications

Those with ankle, knee, hip and lower back issues are advised against this pose.

Going into the Pose

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