Eka Padangusthasana / Perineum Pressure Pose

Apr 21st, 2016

This month’s featured pose is Eka Padangusthasana. The name of the pose is derived from the terms “Eka” or one, “pada” or foot, “angusta” or big toe, and “asana” or pose.

This pose is therapeutic for those with nervous disorders. As there is pressure on the perineum, the base of the spine is stimulated, thus sending energy to the whole body through the spine.

As Eka Padangusthasana is a balancing asana, practicing this pose is beneficial in keeping physical, emotional and physiological balance. It can reduce stress, improve concentration and refresh the body with new energy. Balancing poses also aim to activate the pituitary gland to ensure that the necessary bodily hormones are produced.

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Louise is an advanced Hatha Yoga teacher, having 500 hours of training from the International Yoga Academy (IYA). A registered teacher under Yoga Alliance and IYA, Louise is also the project leader of the Andiappan Yoga Community’s yoga program for overseas workers, organizing and teaching free yoga classes to more than 150 domestic helpers every Sunday with a strong team of fellow volunteer teachers. Learning every day from her teachers and students, Louise shares bits and pieces of her yoga journey at her blog wysyogi.wordpress.com.

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