Hastapadasana 1/ standing forward bend
- Steps 1
Stand straight with your feet together and arms alongside your body such that your weight is equal on both feet
- Steps 2
Inhale and extend your arms over your head
- Steps 3
Exhale, and bend forward towards the feet and rest your hands on your feet
- Steps 4
Stretch your arms and spine to bend further and rest your hands either on the floor or beside your feet
- Steps 5
The legs and spine should remain erect
- Steps 6
Stay in this position for 10 counts
- Steps 7
Inhale slowly & come back to the standing position with your arms overhead
- Steps 8
Bring your hands down while exhaling
- Steps 9
And that's how you do Hastapadasana 1
- Steps 10
Precautions: People suffering from lower back injury, cervical or any kind of back pain should avoid this pose.
This asana strengthens the back muscles. It is also good for weight loss, good for the nervous system as it increases the blood supply, all disorders of the belly and digestive system can be cured by the daily practice of this asana. Let's check it out.
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