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.
Go deep into the hips and shoulders and work your core as we flow and fly through a sweaty practice. A little conversation about how to love the people who are sometimes hard to love, while still taking care of ourselves!
When your loud inner critic tears you down, replace that voice with something loving, and get high. Try a nickname! We go deep into the hips, shoulders and hamstrings, fire up the core, play with arm balances and inversions, and have a blast while we explore all that!
Creative & Strong Flow! This fly strong flow practice gets you moving & sweating through creative sequencing and challenging variations. Powerful heart opening Sun Salutations create heat in the body. A variety of standing sequences allow you to develop focus and strength. Handstand is explored as a transition out of postures and we build up to Flying Pigeon arm balance. A dose of core work ignites the belly strength and a couple backbends open the heart. Finishing hip openers and forward folds prepare you for a deeply relaxing savasana!
Let's talk! You're about to have a conversation with me, and your own body! I'll make suggestions, and you see how your body feels about them. Have fun, be curious, and let's see what happens. Expect deep hip opening, arm balancing, inverting, core strengthening fun!
The pull of the past can weigh on us, and the fear or anticipation of the future all have the power of pulling us out of the present moment. Use your breath, and all the sensations in your body to be. here. now. Open the hips, hamstrings and shoulders, play on your hands and kick it upside down! Open your heart and deeply open the hips on your back. Enjoy Savasana!
A sweaty, challenging flow with lots of arm balances and chances to invert. We open the hips, hamstrings and shoulders deeply. The poses are tools. We get attached to the external result, but it's the internal process that's the key to unlocking your practice!
Starting with a wider, stable stance and working our way in to the mid-line as we move through the practice. Big open-hipped balancing poses build upon each other to create long, flowing sequences that ask you to call upon your will-power to stay steady on one leg, or high up on your hands. The ample hip opening and variations introduced in the flow give us the space to explore transitioning into some hip-happy arm-balances from tripod headstand, from crow to kukkutasana (rooster). You may even take these same transitions from forearm stand into Karavandasana (duck) or "dirty crow". Tap into the will power within the 3rd chakra to rise up and fly whatever bird you are working with yogis!