Ek Padh Uttanasana (front) is a standing balance posture. It is great for anyone with tight hamstrings (like runners). This is also called the “Extended-hand-to toes-pose.”
What is so special about Ek Padh Uttanasana (front) ?
This asana lengthens and strengthens the thigh muscles. Besides, this pose challenges and improves your sense of balance. Thereby improving concentration and focus.
Balance postures stimulate the Mooladhara chakra. The root chakra is comprised of whatever grounds you to stability in your life. This includes your basic needs such as food, water, shelter, and safety. As well as your more emotional needs such as letting go of fear. When these needs are met you feel grounded and safe.
Benefits of Ek Padh Uttanasana (front)
- Strengthens the legs and ankles
- Stretches the hamstrings (the back thigh muscles)
- Improves sense of balance
Keep the back straight; and navel pulled towards the spine.
Avoid incase of back or ankle injuries.
In Extended Hand-to-big-toe Pose, maintaining a solid grounding keeps you steady. General life rules are applicable in yoga too!
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