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Other Names

Hand to Foot Pose, Foot to hand Forward Bend Posture, Standing Forward bend, Jackknife Pose, Padahastasana, Hasta-Pada Asana, Hast-Pad-Asan, Hands and feet posture, Hast-padasana


Hastpadasana is one of the twelve basic asanas. You must master this pose and its variations before trying the advanced Asanas.

How to reach the stretch

  • Stand erect and keep both the legs touching each other.
  • Take a deep breath and keep both the hands up.
  • Now go on exhaling. Bend in the front.
  • Place both the hands on the ground on both the sides of the legs. Touch the head on the knees.
  • Do not bend the knees. Hold the breath outside. Stand steadily in this bent position.

How to release the stretch

  • Maintain position and suspension of breath 6 seconds.
  • Inhale and then return to the starting position.


  • Disorders of the belly and digestive system are corrected. The chest and hands become stronger and you become well balanced, beautiful and good looking.
  • Diseases of the feet and fingers are also corrected.


    Not for the people who have spinal problems, vertigo, hernia, cardiac problem, hypertension, ulcers, myopia.

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