Eka Pada Setu Bandha Sarvangasana is also called Eka Pada Uttana Mayurasana. Eka means one and pada means the foot. This is a variation of the previous asana, with one leg high in the air.

Eka Pada Setu Bandha Sarvangasana

Technique

  1. After staying in Setu Bandha Sarvangasana, exhale and lift the right leg up to a perpendicular position. Stretch both the legs fully and hold this pose for 10 seconds.
  2. Inhale, bring the right leg to the floor, exhale, lift the left leg to the perpendicular and stretch out both the legs fully. Stay for the same length of time. Inhale and bring the leg to the floor.
  3. Exhale, swing the legs back to Sarvangasana, slide them gradually to the floor by removing the hands from the back and rest on the floor.

Effects of Setu Bandha Sarvangasana and Eka Pada Setu Bandha Sarvangasana

These two asanas give the spine a backward movement and remove the strain on the neck caused by the other various movements of Sarvangasana. A healthy and flexible spine indicates a healthy nervous system. If the nerves are healthy a man is sound in mind and body.

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