Eka Pada Koundinyasana II (Flying Splits) – Overview

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Eka Pada Koundinyasana II (Flying Splits)


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Explain the Sanskrit naming; contraindications and cautions; associated benefits and typical effects; variations to meet particular intentions and needs; and more teaching considerations.


Of the Koundinyasana poses, here we include Eka Pada Koundinyasana I only. Because Dwi Pada Koundinyasana and Eka Pada Koundinyasana I are twists, you will find them covered with Parsva Bakasana (Side Crow Pose).

Prerequisite Knowledge

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Poses Overview

Eka Pada Koundinyasana II

“eka” = one
“pada” = leg or foot
“Koundinya” = name of Sage
Pose Dedicated to Sage Koundinya
Eka Pada Koundinyasana II is also known as Flying Splits

Heart of Pose

  • Arm Balance
  • Hamstring Stretch

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