also known as one-legged wheel pose. Eka means one. Pada is a leg. Urdhva means upwards and dhanu a bow. Eka Pada Urdhva Dhanuasana details provided to you by YogaIQ.
1. After performing Urdhva Dhanurasana (Steps 1), exhale and raise the right leg off the floor.
2. Stretch the right leg straight, and keep it at an angle of about 45 degrees from the floor. (Step 2)
3. Then lift the right hand from the floor and place it on the right thigh. (Step 3.) The body is then balanced on the left hand and foot. Hold this position from 10 to 1 5 seconds, with normal breathing.
4. Exhale, lower the hands and raised leg and go back to Urdhva Dhanurasana.
5. Repeat the pose by lifting the left leg and placing the left hand on the left thigh, balancing the body on the right hand and leg. (Step 4.) Maintain the pose on this side for the same length of time.
Eka Pada Urdhva Dhanuasana Increases feelings of self-love and compassion, Energizes both body and mind, Increases spinal flexibility, Soothes anxiety and depression, Promotes calm and serenity, Increases mental alertness and Improves balance. Eka Pada Urdhva Dhanuasana is Yoga For Spinal Flexibility.