Ek Padasana (Standing Split Asana)
Ek Padasana strengthens the thighs, knees, and ankles, and also stretches the groin muscles. Supporting your body’s weight on one leg, while upside-down, will greatly challenge and improve your balance.
To perform Ek Padasana stand upright, fold forward and place your hands on the ground. After shifting your weight onto the right leg, lift your left leg straight up as high as possible. Open your left hip upward as you give your leg freedom to lift and reach. Your hands are providing balance and acting as an anchor to help you draw your head toward your shin. Your arms may pull your head as close to your right shin and knee as possible. Hold this pose for 5 deep breaths. Repeat on the other side.