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Eka Pada Koundinyasana II (Flying Splits) – Overview

Lesson Overview

  • Features: Eka Pada Koundinyasana II (Flying Splits)
  • Objective: Become knowledgeable about the pose and review detailed teaching considerations.
  • Description: Explain the Sanskrit naming; contraindications and cautions; associated benefits and typical effects; variations to meet particular intentions and needs; and more teaching considerations.
  • Note: 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).

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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