Eka Pada Ardhva Dhanurasana - One Legged Wheel Pose
  • eka = one
  • pāda = foot or leg
  • ūrdhva = upward
  • dhanu = bow
  • āsana = posture 

Strengthens the arms, wrists, legs, buttocks, abs, and spine. Stimulates the thyroid and pituitary. Increases energy and counteracts depression. Therapeutic for asthma, back pain, infertility, and osteoporosis.

 

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Home Practice

Home Practice

In order to keep safe and practice Ahinsa (non-harming), restrict your home practice to asanas (postures) you know well. If Sun Salutations are part of your usual practice, this is a simple flowing series of postures which will improve strength and flexibility of the muscles and spinal column. Any postures within the Sun salutation can be held for extra breaths within this flowing sequence. Try to add familiar, favourite asanas such as Warrior II into the Sun Salutation to expand your home practice.

Remember that Standing Postures build strength and stamina; Balances calm the mind, improving poise and focus; Twists, Forward and Backbends improve alignment and help the spine to stay flexible and youthful. Backbends open the way for twists. Twists loosen the hips and shoulders creating deeper forward bends.

Always begin by gentle forward bending (a natural movement), followed by backbends then twists. Finish with a forward bend.

An alternative option to your home practice is performing the Five Tibetan Rites: Exercises for Health, Energy and Strength. These 5 dynamic yoga exercises are great when you have limited time or space. According to Tibetan monks, each exercise is repeated 21 times before moving on, however it is important to start slowly (1-3 reps) and build up the repetitions. This is meant to be a lifelong practice so pay attention to how you feel to avoid any strain.

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