Yoga is the science of union and the Eka Padasana is a balancing posture. As a person performs the steps of the One Foot Pose, the practitioner experiences neuro-muscular coordination, harmony and heightened sense of control of bodily movements, the benefits of Eka Padasana.
As Eka Padasana is all about balancing and coordination, it can be mastered with constant practice and dedication.
Method of Performing Eka Padasana:
● Stand on the floor with your feet together and arms by your side.
● Inhale, hoist the arms up above and interlock the fingers together.
● As you exhale, slowly bend forward and lower your arms in the front direction, straight and parallel to the floor.
● Simultaneously, raise your left leg behind. Keep the left knee unbent.
● Your right and left leg should form a letter ‘T.’
● In the final pose, your trunk, hands, head, and left leg should be aligned parallel to the ground, with right foot holding the body weight.
● Try to balance in the pose for as long as you are comfortable.
Tips for the Pose:
● Avoid tilting your pelvis in the final position of Eka Padasana.
● Both the legs in the posture should be held straight.
● Gaze in the front direction.
● To release, inhale and bring your left leg into standing position. Exhale, bring your arms down and stand in Tadasana.
Variations of Eka Padasana:
Contraindications of Urdhva Prasarita Padasana:
● Ankle or Knee Injury
● Lower Backache
The Health Benefits of One Foot Pose
The benefits of Eka Padasana have us all applauding. Step on a yoga mat and raise your leg up in the One Foot Pose for wellbeing and holiness.