Reclined Big Toe Pose A or Supta Padangusthasana A in Sanskrit (‘supta’ = ‘supine or recline’, ‘pada’ = ‘foot’, ‘angustha’ = ‘big toe’ and ‘asana’ = ‘ posture’) is a simple pose, that is practiced while lying down on the back bringing in one leg raised up at 90-degrees while the other leg remains stretched out on the floor. The raised leg is held at the big toes by the hand on the same side and the hand should be perpendicular to the floor in this practice, and hence the name Reclining Big Toe Pose. Its other names are Reclined Hand To Big Toe Pose or Reclining Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose. This pose is beneficial for people who spend a lot of time sitting or standing, as it helps to release tension in the legs and lower back. It also helps to improve balance and stability, as well as to stretch the muscles around the knees and ankles. In addition to the physical benefits, Supta Padangusthasana can also help to calm the mind and relieve stress. By focusing on your breath and body during the pose, you can cultivate a sense of inner peace and relaxation. In general, Supta Padangusthasana is a great pose for improving core muscle strength, bringing in fresh blood towards the hips and thus also improving flexibility at the hips and lower back. Supta Padangusthasana A is considered a base pose as Supta Padangusthasana a variations can be derived from this pose.