Standing Split – Urdhava Prasarita Eka Pasadana

Learning the Standing Split – Urdhava Prasarita Eka Pasadana

The Standing split is a challenging pose, as a stretching, balancing and strengthening asana. This pose stretches your bottom hamstrings and your top hip flexors.

Step by Step

  • Start on a downward facing dog, this pose will help you get started.
  • Lift your right leg gently while you hold yourself while you do downward facing dog.
  • Now do a full forward, keep both hands on the side to help you maintain your balance.
  • Lift your left leg slightly, now pivot your hip opening and point your toes to the ceiling.


  • You need to have a good stretching before attempting the standing split. Stretch your legs and hips before.
  • Keep your hands on the side for support and balance.
  • Always be gentle with any pose, your hamstrings will feel most of the pressure on this pose.

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