Drills for Eka Pada Sirsasana

I recently had the privilege of practicing with Laruga Glaser for 2 weeks. What an inspiration! I attended all of her afternoon workshops on the Intermediate Series, and took copious notes.

One workshop focused on leg-behind-the-head postures from Intermediate, both Eka Pada and Dwi Pada Sirsasana. The good news is, Laruga swears that with enough practice and preparation via drills like the ones I demonstrate in this video, pretty much EVERYONE can find the hip opening needed for these challenging postures.  She didn’t say anything to the effect that some people will never be able to get their leg behind their neck due to physiological differences in the hip joint and angle/length of the neck of the femur….rather, according to her, with time and patience and drills like these, we can all not only do these postures, but maybe even come to enjoy them!

I hope you like the video! And let me know how it goes…