Eka Hasta Bhujasana

HOW TO PERFOM

• From Dandasana, bend the right knee and slide your right arm underneath the knee trying to get the knee as high as possible onto your upper arm.

• Secure the knee by pressing the back of your arm (tricep) into the crease of your right knee.

• Place both hands either side of the hips ensuring the hands are spread wide, middle finger faces forward.

• Squeeze your navel to your spine and point your toes of both feet whilst proceeding to lean forward continuing to activate the core.

• Start to push away from the floor and lift your legs and sit-bones.

• Engage all four corners of your palms to avoid wrist complications.

• Hold for 5 breaths and repeat on the other side.

BENEFITS

• Strengthens hands, arms, shoulders, chest, back, stomach, buttocks and legs.
• Massages the abdominal organs.
• Challenges are state of balance.

MODIFICATIONS

• Try lifting up by bending the knees and crossing the ankles.
• Place blocks under the hands for increased elevation.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

• Avoid in the case of wrist, shoulder or hip injury.

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