Supta Padangusthasana

Supta padangusthasana is one of the Restorative yoga poses that is perfomed with a yoga strap, but may also be done without the use of props. The term is derived from the Sanskrit, supta, meaning “supine” or “reclining”; pada, meaning “foot”; angustha, meaning “big toe”; and asana, meaning “pose.”

The pose begins with the yogi on his/her back and the legs extended on the mat. One knee is drawn into the chest and the big toe is grasped with the thumb and index finger of the corresponding hand. The leg is then straightened to the sky. A yoga strap may also be used to wrap around the foot of the upward-extended leg. The pose is then repeated on the opposite leg.

Supta padangusthasana is also known as reclining big toe pose in English.

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