Yoga Pose: Flying Man (Eka Pāda Kouṇḍinyāsana)

Previous Poses

Next Poses

  • Flying Man

  • Eka Pāda Kouṇḍinyāsana

  • eka = one
  • pāda = foot or leg
  • kouṇḍinya = name of a sage
  • āsana = posture
  • Category:
    Arm Balance and Inversion / Balancing
  • Difficulty:
    Expert
  • Description:

    From a lunge position, the palms are rooted into the earth on the inside of the thigh. Both elbows are bent in a 90-degree angle with one leg forward, extended and resting softly on the elbow. The other leg is extended back either balanced on the toes or suspended in flight with active toes. The Body is parallel to the earth. The gaze is to the front.

  • Benefits:

    Strengthens arms, legs, core and wrists. Improves balance.