Beginners can practice elephant trunk pose with the support of blocks. Place the blocks by the sides of the hips. Sit on a cushion that is level with the blocks. Place the palms firmly on the blocks then lift the hips and the extended leg off the floor.
The benefits of elephant trunk pose include strengthening the arms and wrists, promoting core strength, stretching the hips, improving balance, energizing the body and mind, and boosting inner strength.
Those with wrist, arm, shoulder or hip injury should refrain from practicing elephant trunk pose. Those with chronic back conditions should also avoid practicing the pose.