1. Develops the strength and flexibility in the legs and hips.
  2. Improves concentration and focus.
  3. Improves digestion.
  4. Improves flexibility in the spine.
  5. Alleviates backache.
  6. Strengthens the ankles.
  7. Reduces discomfort during menstruation.
  8. Tones the abdominal and pelvic organs.

Primary Principles:

  1. Foundation: Press firmly into both feet. Press into floor with the standing foot, lifting the kneecaps and activating the quadriceps towards the hip.
  2. Primary Movement: Balance on one leg. Extension in the standing leg and arms.
  3. Breath: Inhale to balance on one foot. Exhale to extend the arms overhead. Exhale to release form the pose.

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