One Legged Half Boat Pose or Eka Pada Navasana is a basic seated asana that strengthens the abdominal muscles. The name comes from the Sanskrit, eka, meaning “one”; pada, meaning “foot” or “leg”; nava, meaning “boat”; and asana, meaning “pose” or “posture.”
In addition to building core strength, the eka pada variation is believed to improve focus and concentration.
One Legged Half Boat Pose helps strengthen the abdominal, core body strength, and legs.
Benefits and Contraindications
Burns belly fat
Strengthens the core muscles
Enhances blood circulation
Pregnancy or menstruation
Neck, back, hip, knee, or ankle injury
Photo poses in different angles
Frequently Asked Questions
One Legged Half Boat Pose can be challenging for beginners, especially those who lack core strength and balance. It’s important to work with a qualified yoga teacher who can provide modifications and guide you through the pose safely.
If you have a back injury, it’s important to consult with your doctor or physical therapist before practicing One Legged Half Boat Pose. Depending on the nature and severity of your injury, you may need to avoid or modify the pose.
You can modify One Legged Half Boat Pose by bending the knee of the extended leg, using a strap or block for support, or practicing the pose with your back against a wall.
To deepen One Legged Half Boat Pose, you can work on lifting your torso and leg higher, straightening your extended leg, and holding the pose for longer periods of time. You can also try practicing the pose with your arms extended overhead or by moving into the full Boat Pose variation.
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