Eka Padhasana (Tree Posture)


'Eka' means one. 'Padha' means foot. This asana is a standing asana in one foot. This is a compliment asana for sirasasana. This asana tones up the leg muscles and improves the balance of the body.

How to practice:

  • Stand erect with the feet together, with the heel and big toes touching each other.
  • Bend the right knee and place the right heel in the root of the left thigh.
  • Rest the foot on the left thigh, toes pointing downwards.
  • Raise your hands together above the head as illustrated.
  • Balance on left leg.
  • Concentrate any one point infront of the eyes.
  • This pose can be done for 30-60 seconds.
  • The breathing should be normal while doing this asana.
  • Instead of standing on left leg, right leg also can be practiced by placing left heel at the root of right thigh.

Benefits of this asana:

  • It gives will power.
  • It improves concentration power.
  • It strengthens the leg muscles.
  • It gives the total balance to the body.
  • It reduces aging.

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