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Supta Padangusthasana II
(Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose)

Supta Padangusthasana II pose

How to perform Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose

Press your back body down. Point kneecap and toes on your left leg upward, as you stretch your right leg out to the side. Use a belt if necessary.

What is Supta Padangusthasana 2?

Supine leg and hip extension. The second variation follows best after working first in Supta Padangusthasana 1. The side extension of the leg brings even greater emphasis to the stationary leg which must remain grounded and unaffected by the extending of the other moving leg.

When to use Supta Padangusthasana 2?

This variation, while continuing to work the hamstrings, comes deeper into the hips and groins. The broadening of the pelvis assists in sciatica and lower back problems. With support, this variation is also good for menstrual cramps and backache.

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