Sanskrit: Eka Pada Koundinyasana 2

The flying splits it such a fun arm balance! There is more than one way to enter and exit the pose. This pose strengthens the back and builds muscle in the upper body and core. In this tutorial, Tanya will demonstrate two ways in which to enter the pose. Please make sure you are adequately warmed up before attempting this posture.

Entrance #1:

  1. Begin in downward facing dog
  2. Lift right leg up and back, bend at the knee to open the hip
  3. Exhale take the right knee above the elbow
  4. Use your right tricep as a self for your your light
  5. Chaturanga your arms, lean the weight forward and lift the back leg
  6. Straighten out the right leg and hold for a full round of breath
  7. Exhale and float back into chaturanga dandasana

Entrance #2:

  1. Begin in downward facing dog
  2. Lift right leg up and back and bend at the knee to open hip
  3. Step right foot to outside of right foot
  4. Slide right shoulder underneath right leg
  5. Plant the hands underneath the shoulders and gaze forward
  6. Chaturanga your arms, lean the weight forward and lift the back leg
  7. Straighten out the right leg and hold for a full round of breath
  8. Exhale and float back into chaturanga dandasana