Eka Pada Pranamasana (One-Legged Prayer Pose)


Eka Pada Pranamasana, also known as One-Legged Prayer Pose, is a yoga posture that involves standing upright and balancing on one leg while bringing the other foot to the inner thigh. The hands are placed in a prayer position in front of the chest.


  1. Stand with feet together and arms alongside the body.
  2. Focus on a fixed point ahead.
  3. Bend the right leg, grasp the ankle, and place the sole of the foot on the inside of the left thigh.
  4. Heel close to perineum, right knee pointing out.
  5. When balanced, bring hands to a prayer position in front of the chest.
  6. Release hands and foot after holding the pose.
  7. Relax and change sides.


  • Breathe normally throughout the practice.


  • Practice up to 3 rounds on each leg.
  • Hold the final position for up to 2 minutes


  • Physical: Fixed point at eye level.
  • Spiritual: Focus on Ajna or Anahata Chakra (third eye or heart chakra).


  • Develops nervous balance.
  • Strengthens leg, ankle, and foot muscles.


  • From the final position, inhale and raise arms above the head, palms together.
  • Hold with breath inside, exhale, lower hands to chest.
  • Repeat on the other side.
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