Utthita Hasta Padasana

Expanded Hand Foot Pose

Standing Asana



Key Benefits

  • Strengthens legs and arms

How to get into Utthita Hasta Padasana

  1. From Tadasana jump your feet 4 to 4 1/2 feet apart and at the same time extend your arms over your feet. 

Key Points

  1. Press into the big toe mound and the outer side of the feet, lifting the arches and inner legs. 

  2. Lift the knee caps and press the top center thighs back as you lengthen the sacrum towards the hamstrings. 

  3. Extend the torso towards the ceilings and bring the bottom shoulder blades together expanding the chest. 

  4. Expand the arms from the center of the chest outward and look forward. 


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