Eka Pada Galavasana (Flying Pigeon) – Overview
- Features: Eka Pada Galavasana (Flying Pigeon / One Legged Pose Dedicated to Sage Galava)
- Naming Confusion: Eka Pada Galavasana is also sometimes translated as One Legged Crow. However, One Legged Crow typically refers to
- Eka Pada Bakasana (One Legged Crow Pose) where the non-flying leg is in Crow position rather than Pigeon position as demonstrated here.
- Objective: Become knowledgeable about the pose and review detailed teaching considerations.
- Description: Explain the Sanskrit naming; associated benefits and typical effects; instructions and cues for setting up and practicing the pose; and more teaching considerations.
Eka Pada Galavasana
“eka” = one
“pada” = foot or leg
“Galava” = name of sage
One Legged Pose Dedicated to Sage Galava
Heart of Pose
- Arm Balance
- Hip Stretch
- In this pose, the shin of the lower leg is parallel to the front of the mat. In Eka Pada Bakasana (One Legged Crow Pose), the lower shin is parallel to the long side of the mat.
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