Forward Bend Pose or Hastapadasana

image showing a person doing standing forward bend pose

“Hasta” and “Padah” are Sanskrit words that mean “hand” and “foot,” respectively, and the word “asana” means “pose” or “posture”. Thus, this pose of yoga is called Hastapadasana or simply Standing Forward Bend Pose or Forward Bend Pose. Hastapadasana or Standing Forward Bend pose offers a number of health benefits. Practicing it daily for just a few minutes will make you perfect in this pose within a few days. Let’s learn how to do this pose perfectly:

How to do Standing Forward Bend Pose (Hastapadasana):

Step One: Stand straight with your feet in concert to each other and arms alongside your body.

Step Two: Make sure you stand in such a manner that your weight is equal on both feet.

Step Three: Take a long breath in, and extend your arms above your head.

Step Four: Let the breath out, and bend forward and then bend down toward your feet. Let your hands rest either on the floor or beside the feet. Make sure that your legs and spine remain erect.

Step Five: Stay in the position described in step 4 for as long as you comfortably can and keep on breathing deeply.

Step Six: Taking a breath in, stretch the arms forward and up, slowly and gradually returning to the standing position.

Final step: Breathing out, bring your arms to the sides, allowing your body to return to the position described in the step one.
 



4/08/2016
Forward Bend Pose or Hastapadasana
image showing a person doing standing forward bend pose

“Hasta” and “Padah” are Sanskrit words that mean “hand” and “foot,” respectively, and the word “asana” means “pose” or “posture”. Thus, this pose of yoga is called Hastapadasana or simply Standing Forward Bend Pose or Forward Bend Pose. Hastapadasana or Standing Forward Bend pose offers a number of health benefits. Practicing it daily for just a few minutes will make you perfect in this pose within a few days. Let’s learn how to do this pose perfectly:

How to do Standing Forward Bend Pose (Hastapadasana):

Step One: Stand straight with your feet in concert to each other and arms alongside your body.

Step Two: Make sure you stand in such a manner that your weight is equal on both feet.

Step Three: Take a long breath in, and extend your arms above your head.

Step Four: Let the breath out, and bend forward and then bend down toward your feet. Let your hands rest either on the floor or beside the feet. Make sure that your legs and spine remain erect.

Step Five: Stay in the position described in step 4 for as long as you comfortably can and keep on breathing deeply.

Step Six: Taking a breath in, stretch the arms forward and up, slowly and gradually returning to the standing position.

Final step: Breathing out, bring your arms to the sides, allowing your body to return to the position described in the step one.