Another favorite flying hip opener around here, galavasana, or flying pigeon requires core and upper body strength, open hips and shoulders, and the willingness to play with counter-balance. Watch the tutorial, then let's get those hips in the air with the classes below that bring this strong and graceful pose into a complete workout!
Ready to work it?
Here are some classes featuring Flying Pigeon Pose.
Beginning with the pran mudra and leading into a flow that's all about the energy of regeneration! Focus on raising your internal vibration and charging your own batteries with meditation, standing balance, twists, core strength, arm balances and a funky headstand!!
We build steadily towards some big flying hip openers a.k.a. arm balances! If you’re feeling tired of your routine and are ready to mix it up with some new skills this is the practice for you! We tackle some of the more elusive arm balances Flying Pigeon, Ashtavakrasana and Grasshopper! We start with some hip opening sun salutes to build heat and begin to open the hips and hammies and then steadily layer on the deeper poses so that you arrive at the peak ready to effortlessly move into the more complex postures. Enjoy!
Oh my gosh did we have fun putting this together for you! This rise-and-shine has it all - hip, hamstring and shoulder opening, core and upper body strengthening, endurance-training mentally and physically, standing balance and arm balance and emotional balance! Can't think of a better way to start the day...and we had LAUGHS, too! Grab your mat and let's do this!
This class has just enough movement to help you breathe through any stress that you need to rid yourself of so you can find your Groove! There are plenty of options to arm balance and get upside down if thats what you need. And of course we have some invigorating backbends and some juicy hip openers to make this a well rounded and super fun class!
Breath of Fire starts this party and then we flow and twist and open the hips, hamstrings and shoulders heading toward compass pose, visvamitrasana and a little flying pigeon. Guaranteed by the end of this class you will feel lighter and brighter and ready for whatever life sends your way. Namasté, yogis!
Open your hips, shoulders and hamstrings, play with arm balances like koundinyasana 2 and flying pigeon, fire up your core, and take things upside down. Learn to stay focused in a strange world. This class offered many opportunities to do just that, as you will see :)
At some point during this wild funky flow you are going to WOW yourself! You will be encouraged to take yourself to the next level of your practice as you explore new variations of poses and exciting ways to enter into them. I promise you will feel uber energized when you complete this class.
An opportunity to move the body with a focus on HIPS. OPEN hips doesn't mean HEALTHY hips. A body prone to stiffness justifies an emphasis on flexibility and a body prone to flexibility requires an emphasis on stabilizing. THIS class is Well rounded: Flow with Sun Salutations, Standing Poses, Core, Arm balance, Backbends and a delicious cool down of stretching. My instructions teach you how to KNOW your BODY so that you can try ANY POSE you want SAFELY.
My style is challenging however you will ALWAYS have the choice to do LESS. I will also throw in some chunks of Philosophy and remind you to BREATHE and most likely laugh at myself. I invite you to laugh and at the end of the day not take any of this too seriously unless of course you're in the mood for a good cry...