Eka Pada Malasana - One-Legged Garland Pose

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
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Eka is one; pada is a foot and mala means a garland. This is a challenging pose that works the abdominal muscles and helps open the shoulders. Fiji begins with Garland Pose, which is in a squatting position. From there she moves into the foot balance, which demands strength, flexibility and an acute mental focus.

Pose Position: Standing
Body Position: Foot Balances, Twists
Body Part: Core, Shoulders, Legs

Muscle Groups

Upper Body: Deltoids, Abdominals, Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Teres Minor, Teres Major
Lower Body: Gluteus Maximus