One Legged Mountain Pose

One Legged Mountain Pose

Eka Pada Tadasana (One Legged Mountain Pose), is a standing balancing yoga pose on one leg, and a variation of the simple Tadasana (Mountain Pose). A beginners 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.

Eka Pada Tadasana is considered a warm-up yoga pose to prepare the body for more intense yoga poses / yoga flows.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Pose Detail

Benefits and Contraindications


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In love with yoga and everything that goes along with it. Iana has been actively practicing yoga for 5 years. In addition to practice, she studies various aspects of yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, biomechanics, and holodynamics.