Eka Pada Galavasana, Flying Crow Pose, Flying Pigeon Pose
How to perform Eka Pada Galavasana
Stand straight, then bend forward and place your hands in front of you on the floor with your fingers spread wide.
Now you bend your knees so that your hips come further down and at the same time your elbows.
Lift your left leg with the knee bent and place your left knee in your left armpit and the left foot in your right armpit.
In the next step you need to balance your body weight while you slowly lean forward and bring your right leg up in the air. Straighten your right leg and smile.
Benefits of Eka Pada Galavasana
As you can imagine, this pose strengthens your arm muscles immensely. Also your neck and shoulders get stronger if you practice this exercise regularly.
The flying crow pose opens your hips and you get practice of balancing yourself.
The pressure that is imposed on your intestines, stimulates your digestion and helps stuck air to leave.
First of all you will of course have difficulties balancing your body while lifting your right leg. As soon as you have some security in balancing on one leg, you should focus on straightening the other leg which is in the air.
Tips and Help
You probably figured already out that you should start going into this pose slowly. Whenever you feel pain, stop and go out of the pose.