SUPTA PADANGUSTHASANA POSTURE

The word “supta” is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning “reclining”, “pada” meaning “leg”, “angustha” meaning “big toe” and “asana” meaning “posture” or “seat”.
STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED:
•Lie down on your back with your legs together and hands beside your body.
•Now lift your right leg straight at 90 degrees.
•Hold your right toe with your right hand, your left hand is beside your body, palm facing the mat.
•Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths (each breath must be 6-8 seconds).
•Now slowly release your right hand, drop your right leg down and relax in shavasana.
•Repeat it on the opposite side.
BENEFITS:
•It helps in stretching calves, hamstrings and inner thighs.
•It helps in alleviating lower back pain.
•It helps in relieving arthritis in knees and hips.
•It helps in aligning the pelvis.
CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
•Hamstring tear, cervical spondylosis, severe back pain, diarrhoea, pregnancy, menstruation.
DISCLAIMER:- PLEASE PRACTICE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF YOGA TEACHER/ YOGA EXPERT