Padahastasana (Hand to Foot Pose)
Bending pose. Begin to exhale bending forward from the waist and place the hands on the floor besides each foot. Relax with your head and neck in a bending pose.
Aum Suryaaye Namah : Om Sur-yah-yay na-mah-hay : Salutations to Surya, the dispeller of darkness.
You can use the Bija Mantra: "Om Hroom" as an alternate when practicing more rapidly.
Concentrate on Svadisthana - The 'Genital' Chakra.
Keep the knees straight and the feet relaxed, balancing your weight evenly.
Specific Health Benefits
Promotes good blood circulation.
Keeps the abdominal tract well regulated and healthy.
Stretches the leg muscles and back, stimulating the spinal nerves.
Surya Namaskara Sun Salutation4