The full variation of Hand-To-Big-Toe Pose (Utthita Hasta Padangustasana) is extremely difficult, but there are many preparatory and modified variations of this yoga pose you can do. Whether you are a beginner or advanced student, watch the yoga video below to learn how to do Hand-To Big-Toe.        

How To Do Hand-To-Big-Toe

 
hand to big toe preparation
Hand-To-Big-Toe Preparation
Hand To Big Toe Strap
Hand-To-Big-Toe Preparation With Strap
Hand to big toe
Hand-To-Big-Toe Full Pose Leg To Side

Benefits of Hand-To-Big Toe Pose

  • Tones and stabilizes all joints of the legs includuing the ankles, knees, and hips
  • Stretches and lengthens all muscles, tendons, and ligaments, along the backs of the legs including the Achilles, calves, those behind the knees, hamstrings, and hips
  • Strengthens muscles of the feet, quadriceps, and hip flexors
  • Creates mobility in the hip joint
  • Stabilizes and creates mobility in the shoulder joints
  • Tones all muscles of the arm
  • Tones glutes
  • Strengthens all muscles of the back
  • Strengthens the core
  • Allows one to see weaknesses in one’s postural alignment and begin to correct them
  • Helps to find balance
  • Helps to focus the mind
  • Stabilizes the breath