Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

Padhastasana(hand under foot pose)

  • Padhastasana is the hand under foot pose.
  • It is not to be confused with Uttanasana, which is a general forward fold.
  • Start your padhastasana in Tadasana.
  • From here exhale and fold down from the lower back. You have to try and touch your torso to your thighs.
  • Slide your hands under your feet so your toes are on top of palms, which are facing upwards.
  • Your elbows will be bent.
  • Stay here breathing easily for thirty seconds.
  • Then relax back into Tadasana.


  • Back concerns
  • Late pregnancy
  • Glaucoma
  • Cardiac Problem


  • Strengthens and stretches the spinal muscles.
  • Lengthens and stretches the hamstrings and opens the posterior of the hips.
  • Stimulates the stomach, intestine, liver, spleen, and kidneys.
  • Helps preventing constipation and menstrual problems. Improves digestion. Enhances blood flow to the head region.

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