Ekapada Shirashasana :Cutting the Ego in asana practice

Some poses in yoga have a symbolism. For example Vasishtasana and Kapotsasana, two poses that require a lot of effort and result in an upsurge of energy through the body, symbolize the powers of sages Vasishta and Kapota respectively. Similarly the leg behind the neck poses in yoga are a symbolism for how the ego can destroy us if we are not careful. The leg that goes behind the head symbolizes a sword as shown in the illustration below. The sword (behind the neck) is a constant reminder that if we are not watchful, the ego will destroy us.

May be an illustration of one or more people and text that says 'Foot Behind the Head Pose Eka Pada Sirsasana'

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