The word “eka” is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning “one”, “pada” meaning “foot”, “raja” meaning “king”, “kapota” meaning “pigeon” and “asana” meaning “posture” or “seat”.
Steps To Be Followed:
- Come in the cat pose.
- Now get your right knee between your palms, your right toe facing your left thigh.
- Get your left leg behind, stretch the left leg, left thigh resting on the mat and your heel facing the ceiling.
- Now keeping your palms beside your right leg, push your hips forwards arching back and drop your neck back.
- Now bend your left knee, get your left foot and place it on your head.
- Hold your left ankle with your hands.
- Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths (each breath must be 6-8 seconds).
- Release your hands, stretch your left leg out, come back to the cat pose and relax in shashankasana.
- Repeat it on the opposite side.
- It helps in opening up the hips.
- It helps in stretching the thighs, groins.
- It helps in stimulating the abdominal organs.
- It helps in opening up chest and shoulders.
- It helps in relieving urinary problems.
Knee injury, severe low back pain, ankle injury.
Disclaimer:- Please practice under the supervision of Yoga Teacher/ Yoga expert