Leg behind head pose

Overview of leg behind head pose

Leg behind head is the act of placing one’s foot or ankle behind the head, neck, shoulder. This pose is a frontbending pose that requires flexibility in the hip and hamstring, with large amounts of outward hip rotation. In yoga this pose is known as Eka Pada Sirsasana. This pose is an intermediate step to some of the more advanced parts of front bending and is seen to many as a milestone pose in the improvement of their flexibility.