Eka Hasta Bhujasana or Eka Pada Bhujasana (Elephant Trunk Pose)
Eka Hasta Bhujasana, Eka Pada Bhujasana, Elephant Trunk Pose
Eh-kah Ha-stah Boo-JAS-ah-nah
Eka Hasta Bhujasana (Eh-kah Ha-stah Boo-JAS-ah-nah) strengthens the wrists, arms and shoulders, strengthens the core and opens the hips.
Eka Hasta Bhujasana improves overall flexibility and balance. This pose allows you to connect to your upper and lower halves and it awakens the Manipura (Solar Plexus/Naval) Chakra, which is your energy center. This energizes the body and mind.
Avoid or modify this pose if you have wrist, arm, shoulder, spinal or hip injuries. Those with high blood pressure and women who are pregnant should avoid this pose.
Going into the Pose
Meera Watts is a yoga teacher, entrepreneur and mom. Her writing on yoga and holistic health has appeared in Elephant Journal, Yoganonymous, OMtimes and others. She’s also the founder and owner of Siddhi Yoga International, a yoga teacher training school based in Singapore. Siddhi Yoga runs intensive, residential trainings in India (Rishikesh, Goa and Dharamshala), Indonesia (Bali) and Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur).