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Season 2 - Episode 8

Eka Pada Koundinyasa

20 min - Tutorial


Brenda guides us through a series of postures designed to open the shoulders, hip flexors, and hamstrings in preparation for Eka Pada Koundinyasa (Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya I). You will feel a sweet lightness and confidence as you approach this flying arm balance.
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Thank you! I love how challenging yet simple your offering is.
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Thank you Brenda, I really enjoy this and the other Step by Steps!
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Love the preparation steps and their full explanation....until the very end.... What action helps the back leg lift rather than remain on the floor??
Hi Melisse, Thanks for your note. Sorry I left you hanging a bit in the is definitely a challenge teaching to a camera without the instant feedback from live students (I am always learning, so I appreciate your note.) Hopefully this helps: Instead of focusing on the back leg lifting, think about extension through the front leg (which does take a bit of flexibility in the hamstring and hip flexors), simultaneously shining your heart gently forward. This will provide leverage for the back leg to begin to feel buoyant. Try to avoid muscling though the pose and explore the length and expansion of the pose. It takes time and patience (and practice) to find the balance. Enjoy a playful journey into the pose and let me know if this helps.
one of my favorite quotes would apply to Eka Pada Koundinyasa "If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you." 

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