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Eka Pada Sirsa Prapadasana

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Eka Pada Sirsa Prapadasana [1] is an Asana. It is translated as One Leg Behind the Head Tiptoe Pose from Sanskrit. The name of this pose comes from "eka" meaning "one", "pada" meaning "foot", "sirsa" meaning "head", "prapada" meaning "tips of feet" and "asana" meaning "posture" or "seat".


  1. It opens the inner hips
  2. Thighs and hamstrings (back of the thighs)
  3. It stretches the lower back and strengthens the neck
  4. It also promotes the sense of balance.


  • Be careful while doing this pose if you have any knee, hip, lower back injuries.