Unleash the power of Pigeon Pose – a stretching exercise that soothes the spine, eliminates pain and relaxes your mind. Begin by warming up with yoga postures then chant to tap into Kali’s ancient energies for long-term wellbeing.
Unfold and release tight hips with Pigeon Pose! This postural gift from the ancient practice of yoga stretches your thighs, opens up the depths of lower back muscles, relieving tension for an energizing flow. Feel free to discover Eka Pada Rajakapotasana’s full potential today!
How to do the Pigeon Pose:
- Begin your yoga practice by stretching out in a Downward Dog – hands and feet firmly planted on the ground, hips lifted towards the sky. Feel your body lengthen and release tension as you flow through this pose!
- Bring your right knee towards your right wrist, placing it on the ground near your right wrist.
- Slide your right foot towards the left side of your mat, keeping your foot flexed and your leg bent at a 90-degree angle.
- Stretch your left leg back and relax it to the floor, defining its reach.
- Bring your hands to your hips, or bring your torso down towards the ground, resting your chest on your bent leg.
- Test your strength and flexibility by maintaining a steady pose for up to one minute on each side. Challenge yourself to stay still and see how long you can last!
Staying active is important but so too is moving with intention, particularly during yoga poses! To ensure you reap the full benefits of your practice and don’t experience any discomfort while in a pose, focus on engaging your core and keeping those hips squared up. Don’t be afraid to reach for extra support if sitting back on those heels feels challenging by using that trusty old block or blanket for some added cushioning.
Ready to get into a deep stretch? Start by warming up your body with postures like downward facing dog.
For added comfort and cushioning, try placing bolsters or blankets under your knees and ankles as you practice the Pigeon pose for at least 5-10 breaths.
As time passes, consistency in this posture will bring greater flexibility — allowing you to explore new angles blooming from within!
If you want to reap the full health benefits of yoga, focus on developing flexibility in your hips. With patience and consistency, those wishing to perform the Pigeon Pose can gradually progress towards a deeper pose.
Doing it with help from a certified instructor or using an assistive prop like a strap for extra support if needed. If there are physical limitations preventing access to this posture though – don’t fret!
A modified version such as Mermaid is also available so that everyone can tune into their inner yogi!