Standing Poses

Urdhva Prasarita Ekapadasana (One Foot Extended Upwards Pose)

Level: Intermediate
Category: Standing Poses, Forward Extension

Urdhva = upward. Prasarita = wide, extended, spread. Pada = foot.

Organizing the pose

    • Come into Tadasana (Mountain Pose).
    • Exhale and bend forward, bringing both hands to the floor.
    • Take hold of the back of the right ankle with the left hand.
    • Inhale and extend the trunk out.
    • Exhale and draw the trunk down the right leg. At the same time, lengthen the left leg up towards the ceiling without lifting the left hip.
    • Hold the position for several breaths.
    • Bring the feet back together and repeat on the other side.
    • Come back up into Tadasana (Mountain Pose).