Eka Padasana (One Foot Pose) – Benefits, Adjustment & Cautions

January 2, 201814
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Eka Padasana (One Foot Pose) – Benefits, Adjustment & Cautions

One Foot Pose or Eka Padasana improves overall balance and strength in the legs, spine and arms. The word Eka means one and Pad stands for foot.

You can practise Eka Padasana three times on each side and hold it as long as it feels comfortable.Try to inhale while raising the arms and exhale while assuming the final position.

Here are the steps on how to get in the right posture:

  1. Stand on your mat with your feet togther
  2. Raise your arms above your head and interlock your fingers
  3. Bend forward from thhe hips and transfer the weight onto your right leg
  4. Keep the trunk, head and arms in one line while raising the left leg straight back
  5. Keep the left leg in line with your trunk
  6. Your left leg, trunk, head, arms are in one horizontal line
  7. The right leg is straight and vertical
  8. Gaze at your hands

Focus on Swadhisthana or Manipura Chakra.

Benefits of Eka Padasana:

  • Strengthens the arms, wrists, back, hips and leg muscles
  • Helps to develop muscular coordination
  • Improves concentration
  • Balances the nervous system

Cautions:

Avoid this posture if you have lower back pain, heart problems or high blood pressure.

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

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