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Supta Padangusthasana 2


How to do Supta Padangusthasana 2 in the Iyengar method.

Supta Padangusthasana 2

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 back ache.