Raised Leg Downward Facing Dog/ Eka Pada Adho Mukha Svanasana
- Steps 1
Now, raise your left leg up, as high as possible from behind, keep it straight
- Steps 2
Press the palms evenly into the floor, keep the elbows straight and move the chest towards the right thigh
- Steps 3
Push the right heel towards the floor, look down
- Steps 4
Hold the posture for 5 breaths
- Steps 5
Exhale, release the left leg and return to the starting position
- Steps 6
Repeat on the other side by lifting the right leg
- Steps 7
Precautions: People with high blood pressure, diarrhoea, headache or back condition especially slipped disc should not practice this asana.
This pose helps in strengthening the nerves and muscles in the limbs and the back, stretches, tones and shapes leg muscles and ligaments, improves digestion, relieves headache, insomnia, back pain and fatigue. Let's look at the steps: Sit down and place your palms and knees on the floor Look at the floor. Now, inhale, raise your hips up and lower the head between the arms so that the back and legs form two sides of a triangle Keep the knees and hands straight, gaze on the floor. Push the heels and head towards the floor. This is the starting position.
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