One Legged Galavas Pose • Eka Pada Galavasana

  • Adi Amar
Step-By-Step:

STEP 1 - Begin standing at the top of the mat. Raise your right knee up, rotate your thigh externally and place your ankle right above your left knee. Inhale and reach your arms up.

STEP 2 - Exhale and bend your left knee, reach your sitting bones back and extend your chest and arms forward until your hands come to the floor shoulder width apart. Hook your right foot around your upper left arm, and press your right knee as high up your right arm as possible.

STEP 3 - Gently lean forward and press your right shin into your arms and float your back leg up. Extend your sternum forward as you lengthen the left leg back and up. Keep the shoulder blades pulling down the back. Exhale gracefully release your feet down and switch sides.

Target Area:

Core, Shoulders, Back, Outer Hips and Hamstrings

Therapeutic Focus:

Increases strength and balance.

Props & Modifications:

Place a blanket under your face for safety.

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