Pada Hastasana: Gorilla Pose

This posture's name comes from the Sanskrit word Pada which means ‘foot’. Hasta meaning ‘hand’ and asana meaning a ‘seat’ or ‘posture’. This posture is also known as gorilla pose or hand under foot pose.

Sthiti: Tadasana


  1. Stand erect with legs together.
  2. Start bending forward going down.
  3. Allow head to slowly move down.
  4. Feel the changes in the head like increased pressure in the eyes.
  5. Maintain the posture with normal breathing.
  6. Slowly start rising up and feel all the changes. 
  7. Feel the changes in the eye-decreased pressure in the eyes.
  8. Enjoy the deep relaxation in the eyes.
  9. Feel the relaxation throughout the body.
  10. Relax in Tadasana.

Note: Never bend the knees while doing this asana.


  1. Improves digestion.
  2. Enhances blood flow to the head region.