Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana - Standing Hand to Big Toe Sequence

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
Average: 5 (1 vote)
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Utthita means raised up or extended; hasta is the hand; Padangustha is the big toe. This is a very challenging sequence, moving through Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana, as well as variations on the pose. Each variation stretches the legs differently and challenges your ability to remain anchored as you balance on one foot.

Pose Position: Standing
Body Position: Foot Balances
Body Part: Legs

Muscle Groups

Lower Body: Piriformis, Groin, Hamstrings


HappyHappyJoyJoy 7 years ago

Awesome balancing sequence. Teaches focus and develops strength. This is going to be one of my favorites for when I am warmed up but only have a little time. Loved it.

Yogi Bear 8 years ago

This pose is really hard for me to do because of my tight hamstrings, but I keep trying. Thanks for taking me through it with such grace, Fiji!