Eka Pada Koundinyasana 1 (Sage Koundinya Posture) – Benefits, Adjustment & Cautions

July 3, 201812
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Eka Pada Koundinyasana is a tricky posture that needs some time and patience to be mastered. With this posture, it’s most important to follow the right steps as some little tips will make it much easier to get into it.

 

Here are the instructions for you:

 

  1. Bend your knees
  2. Take your left knee to the floor
  3. Turn your left foot to the right side
  4. Sit on the heel
  5. Put your right foot over to your left thigh
  6. Place it beside your left knee
  7. The right knee points toward the sky
  8. Now twist
  9. Bring your left waist and shoulder around to the right
  10. Put your left armpit down
  11. Straighten your left elbow and put your left palm down
  12. Your hands should be shoulder wide apart
  13. Most of the weight should be on your knees and foot
  14. Lift your hips and knees
  15. Lean slightly forward
  16. Move your head and shoulders towards the floor
  17. Finally, straighten both knees and activate your legs

 

Note: This is an advanced yoga posture and should be practised under the guidance of a qualified and experienced teacher. You can use a block or bolster for support.

 

Benefits of Eka Pada Koundinyasana:

 

  • Strengthens the arms, shoulders, hands, knees and hips
  • Improves the digestion and reduces excess body fat
  • Promotes overall balance and stimulates the nervous system

 

Cautions:

 

Please avoid this posture if you suffer from knee, wrist or hip injuries.

 

To be sure that you practise an asana correctly, we recommend participating in our Yoga Teacher Training Program.

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