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From the Sanskrit words pada (पाद; pāda) meaning "foot", hasta (हस्ता; hastā) meaning "hand", and asana (आसन; āsana) meaning "posture" or "seat"
Hand-to-feet-posture, or standing forward bend
the main physical benefit is to stretch the entire backside of the body from the head to the heels, it invigorates the nervous system and increases the supply of blood to the brain.