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Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana (Standing Split Pose)

Understanding Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana

Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana, commonly referred to as Standing Split Pose, is an advanced yoga asana that improves balance, strength and flexibility. Starting from a standing position you lift one leg upwards while folding your upper body forward, aiming to create a straight line from your head to the lifted foot.

The Benefits of Standing Split Pose

Standing Split Pose, offers numerous practical benefits. It enhances hamstring and calf flexibility, strengthens leg muscles, and improves balance. Moreover, the concentration required during this pose can help reduce stress and boost mental focus, making it a well rounded addition to your yoga practice.

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Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana: Building a Strong Foundation

In the above sequence we explore the pose through variations of related asanas like Uttanasana, Adho Mukha Svanasana and Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana. You’ll start by honing basic techniques in isolation before progressing to the full unassisted version of the pose.

Explore the Pose with Props and Variations

Learn how to utilise props such as yoga blocks and a wall to make the pose more accessible. These variations will not only deepen your understanding of Urdvha Prasarita Eka Padasasana but also enhance your hamstring flexibility.

Online Instructional Videos

For a more in-depth visual guide on learning Urdhva Prasarita Eka Padasana, be sure to check out our 25 minute video on yogaselection.com. In this video, we’ll walk you through the pose, its variations, and how to use props effectively to enhance your practice.

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