Forward Fold With Hands Under Feet

Lauren Eckstrom

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Lauren breaks down Forward Fold with hands under feet (Padahastasana)

A Level 1 pose Padahastana literally means feet to hands yoga pose.  It's a mild inversion so it increases blood to the brain.  It stretches the hamstrings and lengthens the entire spine, while messaging the digestive organs.  It's said to help sciatica.  It could also be used to message the wrist creases, which could be especially relieving after a basic or advance yoga class full of planks and chaturangas.

*Modification:  Bend the knees as deep as necessary.  This will help if you have tight hamstrings or sensitivity in your lower back. Follow Lauren as she guides you step by step to Padahastasana.