One-Footed Pose Dedicated to the Sage Koundinya II (Eka Pada Koundinyasana 2)

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  1. Begin in Adho Mukha Svanasana
  2. Rock forward to Plank and bend the elbows, coming into Chaturanga
  3. Place the right knee as high as possible on the right outer upper arm
  4. Extend the sternum forward away from the navel while rolling the heads of the upper arms back and up away from the floor
  5. Start to the straighten the right leg, pressing into the right big toe mound
  6. Continue to reach the chest forward to balance the weight of the back leg
  7. Leading with the left inner thigh, raise the left leg so it’s parallel to the floor
  8. Insist on keeping the left shoulder elbow height –this shoulder tends to collapse
  9. Spread the feet as far from each other as possible, pressing into the big toe mounds to activate and intelligize the legs
  10. Hold for 5-10 breaths and then either step back to Plank or swing the right leg back and into Chaturanga
  11. Repeat on the other side

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