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Always fold forward from the HIPS not the waist in seated
and standing forward folds! Protect your lower back!Also when moving from Uttanasana to Mountain a slight bend
in knees is helpful to protect lower back and ALWAYS
strengthen the legs as you come up from forward standing
folds. Moving from Triangle to next standing posture you
should strengthen, firm up leg muscles or even bend the
front knee from Triangle to standing


Please add that this pose can trigger fainting or lightheadedness in those susceptible, as can many of the other forward bends. Thanks!


A comment on the bend - actually, from looking at the picture and practicing this pose, the body is actually bending from the hips, not the waist. If you try bending from the waist you are likely to be rounding the whole back. Bending and elongating from the hips helps to get the length in the spine, with no hunching.


About the hunching - I think they mean both. You want to keep your back as straight as possible, so that the bend is from the waist. Also, pull your shoulders away from your ears, keeping the shoulder blades on the back (this helps keep your back flat, too).
I've heard it pronounced "Pah-dahn-goost-assana".

El De


My own phonetic interpretation is - Paa dang gooshta ass ar na

I often find it difficult to pronounce Sanskrit words even when there is a phonetic version available. However there is help at hand. The Online Sanskrit Pronunciation Guide has sound clips for hundreds of asanas, pranayama, mudras etc.

I listen to a clip repeatedly and then write it out phonetically. This seems to work for my brain :o)



what is the phoenetic pronunciation for Padangusthasana?

varee poolshup

the best thing for practis


i saw this research on a commerchal

hi ,with big toe pose , in step 7 you mention hunching do you mean a large curve or shoulders hunched toward the head? any safty info greatly appreciated! thank you so !

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