Yoga Pose: One Legged Plank (Eka Pāda Phalakāsana)

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  • One Legged Plank

  • Eka Pāda Phalakāsana

  • eka = one
  • pāda = foot or leg
  • phalaka = plank
  • āsana = posture
  • Category:
    Arm and Leg Support / Balancing
  • Difficulty:
    Intermediate
  • Description:

    The body is parallel to the earth. Straight arms and the active toes of one leg support the weight of the body. The other leg is extended off the earth and reaches to the back with active toes. The abdomen is pulled up towards the spine and the pelvis is tucked. The neck is a natural extension of the spine and the chin is slightly tucked. The palms are flat and the elbows are close to the side body. The joints are stacked with the wrists, elbows and shoulders in a straight line. The gaze is down following the straight line of the spine.

  • Benefits:

    Strengthens the arms, wrists and spine. Tones the abdomen.