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Parsva Bakasana (Side Crow), Eka Pada Koundinyasana, Dwi Pada Koundinayasna & Flying Splits – Overview

Lesson Overview

  • Features: Parsva Bakasana (Side Crow), and similar poses such as Dwi Pada Koundinyasana (Two Legged Koundinya’s), Eka Pada Koundinyasana (Pose Dedicated to Sage Koundinya) and 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; instructions and cues for setting up and practicing the pose; variations to meet particular intentions and needs; and more teaching considerations.

Parsva Bakasana

PARSH-vah bahk-AHS-anna

“parsva” = side

“bakasana” = crane or crow

Side Crow Pose

Dwi Pada Koundinyasana

“dwi” = two

“pada” = leg or foot

“Koundinya” = name of Sage

Two Legged Koundinya’s Pose

Eka Pada Koundinyasana I & 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

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