Eka Pada Kauṇḍiṇyasana II/ Kauṇḍiṇya's pose, one legged arm balance with straight legs
Strengthens arms and legs.
Foundation & General Alignment:
An easy starting point is in Chaturanga, and then complete pose by bringing one leg up and resting thigh on bent arm.
Lift back leg up off floor and balance using the weight in both legs.
Both legs should be straight.
Feet should be flexed and legs should be engaged.
Back is as straight as possible.
Belly should be engaged to help with balance.
Chest is pressing out and towards ground
Shoulders are back and away from ears.
Arms are both evenly bent.
Hands are pressing firmly into ground, entire wait of body is on arms.
Wrists are not being bent over, meaning there is a straight line from your elbow to your wrist.
Wrists are being over bent, can cause wrist damage.
Back foot does not have to be lifted off of the floor.
Can also be done with bent legs for more ease with balance.