One-Legged Mountain Pose or Eka Pada Tadasana in Sanskrit, is a standing balancing yoga pose on one leg, and a variation of the simple Mountain Pose (Tadasana). At a beginner’s level of practice, this variation is generally part of the yoga sequence where the focus is to improve balance with simple standing yoga poses.
The likes of Eka Pada Tadasana (One Legged-Mountain Pose) are – Eka Pada Utkata Konasana (One Legged Goddess Pose), Flamingo Pose, Rooster Pose, Vrksasana (Tree Pose), etc.
Eka Pada Tadasana (One-Legged Mountain Pose) is considered a simple hip abduction. Strengthening the hips with the movements like flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, and external or internal rotation creates good support for the upper and lower body.
Yoga teachers should introduce at least one of these simple balancing yoga poses in the yoga sequence for improving balance and focus irrespective of the main theme or idea behind the yoga sequence. One-Legged Mountain Pose is considered a warm-up yoga pose to prepare the body for more intense yoga poses/yoga flows.
One-Legged Mountain Sanskrit
The transliteration of Eka Pada Tadasana in English is “Eka Pada Tadasana.” In Sanskrit, “Eka” means “one,” “Pada” means “foot,” and “Tadasana” means “Mountain Pose.” Therefore, the Sanskrit name for Eka Pada Tadasana translates to “One-Legged Mountain Pose.”
Benefits and Contraindications
Improves posture and balance.
Increases flexibility in hip joints, knees, and ankles.
Strengthens the abdominal muscles.
Injury at the hips, the knees, or the ankles.
Photo poses in different angles
Frequently Asked Questions
- One-Legged Mountain Pose Leg Bent
- One-Legged Mountain Pose With A Chair
- One-Legged Mountain Pose Near The Wall
Top Preparatory Poses
Top Follow-Up Poses
- Standing Half Frog Pose
- Dancer Pose
- One Legged Revolved Mountain Pose
- Extended Hand-to-Big-Toe Pose
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