Sanskrit Name: Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana
Utthita = Extended
Hasta = Hand
Pada = Foot
Angusta = Big Toe
Asana = Pose
Benefits: This pose stretches the legs, ankles, abductors and the back of the legs. It strengthens the back and arm muscles. It also improves overall balance.
Contradictions: Practice this pose with caution if you have an ankle or low back injury.
Know Your Asana: This pose requires rootedness through the feet and the core and also creates significant expansion through the heart and body as you extend.