Padangusthasana (Big Toe Pose)

English Name(s)
Padangusthasana, Big Toe Pose
पादाङ्गुष्ठासन / Pādāṅguṣṭhāsana
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.


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

Going into the Pose

Meera Watts
Meera Watts is a yoga teacher, entrepreneur, and mom. Her writing on yoga and holistic health has appeared in Elephant Journal, Yoganonymous, OMtimes, and others. She’s also the founder and owner of Siddhi Yoga International, a yoga teacher training school based in Singapore. Siddhi Yoga runs intensive, residential trainings in India (Rishikesh, Goa, and Dharamshala), Indonesia (Bali), and Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur).

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