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Working Toward Eka Pada Koundinyasana II? Grab Some Props & Watch This

Find new expressions of this challenge posture with these variations.

Eka Pada Koundinyasana II goes by many names—from Hurdler’s Pose to Albatross to Flying Splits to what we call it here at Yoga Journal, Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya II. All these interpretations remind us that there is no one way to do this posture. So it only makes sense that these prop variations, whether their intention is to make a pose more accessible or more challenging, are considered full poses unto themselves.

Here, teacher Sarah Ezrin walks us through three ways to utilize props—from blocks to a chair and a wall—to find new expressions of this complex posture.

Want to learn more about this prop practice for Eka Pada Koundinyasana II? Check out this story from Sarah Ezrin