In Kundalini Yoga there are certain yoga poses and exercises which are recommended to be done on a daily basis. These key yoga poses and exercises work the most important aspects of your being and help you stay in tip top shape. In this list of daily yoga requirements is the indication to stretch your lower back and back of your legs daily.
There are several yoga asans to accomplish this goal, but, one in particular can be incorporated easily into your busy life. This is Padahastasana (toe touches or hand to foot pose) and it’s perfect to do while you are taking a shower!
How to do Yoga Padahastasana (Toe Touches or Hand to Foot Pose):
Padahastasana is not complicated to do. Simply bend forward from the waist and reach down toward your toes while keeping your legs straight. If you can reach your toes or place your hands by the sides of you feet, great, if you can’t, no problem, just reach down as far as possible and grasp your legs at this lowest point. In addition, bring your forehead as close to your knees as possible. You should feel a stretch all along the back of your legs, lower back and hips.
Benefits of Yoga Padahastasana (Toe Touches or Hand to Foot Pose):
Padahastasana is not only simple to do, but also excellent for the health of your back, digestive system and nervous system. It stretches the longest nerve of your body and promotes youth, longevity and healing. Furthermore, a hot shower is a great place to do this asana as the heat helps warm the muscles and tendons, thus improving your flexible and reducing the chance of injury. Of course, please be careful about slipping and sliding!
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