Yoga For Hip Flexibility – Utthita Hast-Paadangushthana

Welcome back to “Yoga For Back Flexibility”.

Let’s see how to get into this pose.


  1. Stand with your spine straight.
  2. Lift your right leg and hold it with your right hand keeping the leg parallel to the ground.
  3. Keep your spine neutral. Look straight and concentrate on a single point.
  4. Balance your body in this position for about 15-20 seconds.

Now, slowly release the position. And relax.

Practice on both sides.


  1. Elevates your ability to balance.
  2. Stretches your hamstrings and adductor muscles of legs.
  3. Strengthens your core.
  4. Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana is beneficial for the functioning of your nervous system.


  1. In the case of ankle injuries, pelvic injuries, and legs pain then avoid this Pose.
  2. If you are feeling instability in the hip region then avoid this pose.
  3. If you are suffering from vertigo and balance issues then don’t perform this Pose.

Tip Of The Day:

Focus on feeling the Yoga pose, physically and mentally. Appreciate every moment. Make every moment purposeful and deliberate.

Author: Dr. Prajakta Jawalkar