EPK 2 / Eka Pada Koundinyasana II
From lizard pose, position your arms under you as you would in chaturanga and sneak the front leg arm under the thigh and lay your hamstring onto your tricep/shoulder like a table. Tip toe your front foot out until it releases from the ground and levitates up. You can lengthen your leg to feel the hamstring stretch here.
Shift your weight forward and lower your shoulders and hips to elbow height. Keep your chest broad and begin to straighten the back leg as far behind you through your heel. For added support, you can lay your free hip on your elbow and rotate slightly toward your front leg. However, you will want to build up your arm strength to hold your body weight in your arms only.
Another variation is to keep your free forearm on the floor for those with tight hamstrings. the back leg hip will remain on the floor but the front leg will lift off!
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