Supta Padangusthasana (Reclined Hand to Toe Pose)

Supta Padangusthasana A
Supta Padangusthasana A 
 Chin to Shin
Supta Padangusthasana-B
Supta Padangusthasana-B   
 Open Leg to Side
Supta Padangusthasana C
Supta Padangusthasana C
 Two Hands Drawing Leg Toward Floor Outside Ear


Supta Padangusthasana


“supta” = reclining

“pada” = foot

“angusta” = big toe

Reclined Hand to Toe

Also known as: Reclined Big Toe

Heart of Pose

  • Forward Bend
  • Hip & Leg Stretch


  • Known for relieving low back pain
  • Good pose for times when seated and standing forward bends put low back at risk— such as for students with tight hamstrings or back issues such as disk injury
  • Considered a preliminary pose for seated postures and advanced poses
  • Can provide hip opening and hamstring stretch in preparation for seated forward bends
  • See also Asana Categories: Forward Bends

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