Eka Pada Shirshasana (One Foot behind Head- Posture)

Eka Pada Shirshasana

Eka Pada Shirshasana

Eka Pada Shirshasana (Eka-Pāda Śīrṣāsana) = One-Foot-behind-Head-Posture

Dṛṣṭi: nāsāgre = to the nose

From sitting.

Keep the body lifted and strong throughout.

Inhale as you bring up the right foot and hold it in both hands.

Strengthen through the left leg and keep the foot flexed throughout the pose.

Exhale and move the right leg side to side to warm up the hip joint.

NEVER STRAIN TO GET INTO A POSTURE, EASE INTO IT OVER TIME AND PRACTICE.

Inhale as you raise the right leg up towards your forehead and take the leg a little out to the side.

Inhale and lengthen the body and then exhale see if you can move the right foot behind the head and neck.

The shoulder is in front of the right leg.

Strengthen the left leg and lift the chest (be careful not to drop the spine and but pressure on the lower back here).

Bring the hands together into prayer in front of your heart.

Stay here for three to five breaths.

Then (optional), on your exhale lean forwards and take hold of your left leg or foot with both hands.

Hold here for three to five breaths.

Inhale as you come up from the posture and then exhale as you release the leg from behind.

Repeat with the other leg.