Move Targets: Shoulders and Core
Step 1: Begin standing tall, feet together (mountain pose) and bend the knees so the sit bones come to the heels and hands touch the floor. Walk your hands slightly in front of you so your forearms are at an angle and bend the elbows to 90 degrees. This creates a shelf for your leg to rest.
Step 2: Enter your side crow position, which means keeping both knees bent and stacking them together on top of the triceps.
Step 3: The legs are together now, but to fully engage in Eka Pada, you need to split them. Extend the top leg backward. Open the bottom knee to full extension in the other direction. Your chest should be parallel with the floor.
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