Eka pada dhanurasana energizes the whole body. It opens the chest, improves lung capacity and promotes balance.
Eka pada bakasana is an excellent arm balance that also challenges arm strength and flexibility. The pose further improves digestion, strengthens the nervous system and improves coordination. The pose has several variations and it is recommended to master the simpler variations before progressing to more advanced variations.
Eka pada rajakopatasana is a hip opener and prepares the body for the full version of rajakapotasana. The pose opens the chest and stretches the inner and outer hips.
Other yoga poses with eka in their names include eka pada sirsasana, eka pada mayurasana and eka pada galavasana.