Leg behind head pose

Man with leg behind head

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.

Progressions before this pose

All contortion poses can be broken down into relevant progressions. Take a look at the regressions that are relevant for this pose. If you’re working towards the current pose, mastering these below will help you on your way.

Advanced progressions

If you’ve mastered this pose take a look below for more advanced variations