One-Handed Handstand

Last updated: December 21, 2023

What Does One-Handed Handstand Mean?

One-handed handstand is an advanced inversion where the yogi balances on one arm while the body and feet reach up to the sky.

From handstand, the yogi shifts their weight and balances along their midline as one arm is lifted from the ground to rest alongside the legs.

One-handed handstand is known as eka hasta adho mukha vrksasana in Sanskrit.

One-Handed Handstand


Yogapedia Explains One-Handed Handstand

One-handed handstand is an advanced variation of handstand that requires yogis to develop great strength and a refined mind in order to correctly balance and remain steady while upside-down and balancing on one arm.


one-handed handstand posture is considered advanced, as the yogi will shift the weight of the body to the midline while holding tension throughout the body, using only one arm to balance and support the posture.

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