Eka Pada Sirsasana – One Foot Behind the Head Arm Balance
This pose is an extremely challenging arm balancing pose that requires both strength and very open hips. To get into this pose, you must be able to get one foot behind your head and keep it there (a lot of times when you first find your foot behind your head you may have trouble keeping it there). Once you can keep your foot behind your head, you plant your palms on either side of your hips and lift your free leg to the air as you press your hands to lift your bum off the ground. Now, that all is a lot easier said than done. For me, when I get to the point where you’re supposed to press into the ground to lift your bum, my bum feels like it weighs a thousand pounds (it doesn’t haha). I’m not sure what it is, but I have not been able to achieve lift off quite yet, and that’s why I find this pose so challenging. Practice makes progress, so keep working away wherever you are at in this moment!