Eka Hasta Bhujasana belongs to a group of poses known as “arm balances”. Excellent for improving overall body strength, it helps to bring freedom and stability to the wrists. It also develops the arm and abdominal muscles. As you continue to become more open around the hips and groins this pose will start to come more easily. With experience you will come to rely more on balance to stay in the pose, as opposed to brute strength. Expect that this pose will be both physically and mentally strengthening.