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.
A fun flow where we build lots of heat in the hips and shoulders with flipped out dogs to fallen triangles, sun salute variations, 6-minute abs, standing balance, arm balances including koundinyasana II and flying pigeon, a little camel pose tutorial, and fun in handstands, all with my good friend (and yours) Adam!
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 world that is sometimes challenging and sometimes wonderful, but always interesting. This class offers many opportunities to do just that, as you will see :) Much love!
Would you balance in a car, could you balance on a bar? Would you fall and still be breathing, could you fall without much grieving? Throw a little Seuss into your mix as we breathe, flow, and fire things up. Intense core strengthening, arm balancing and inverting, along with a nice deep Savasana at the end.
Let’s get flowing with sun salutes, standing poses and arm balances that all target hip-opening. Pay attention to your breath, sensations in your body, and the quality you’re bringing to whatever variation of each pose you’re choosing. Strengthen your center and get upside down with ease. It took me the entire class to get one audible chuckle, but I did not give up, because laughter is the best medicine! Here we go!
Pull your focus back to what is real and what is important. Too many of us spend too much time worrying about how we look, or how life looks, instead of celebrating who we are, and what we have to offer. Open your hips, hamstrings and shoulders, strengthen your core, play on your hands and upside down, and feel yourself surrender in Savasana.
All kinds of Archer's Pose and Gate pose variations, lots of shoulder, upper back and side-body opening, love for your quadriceps, hips and hamstrings, cow face pose and a fun flow where you can play with flying pigeon and funky forearm stand variations. Enjoy, yogis!
We start with alternate nostril breathing and then dive into the hips, shoulders and hamstrings. 6-minute abs happen early so you're connected to a strong center as you play with standing balance variations, like ardha chandrasana with a different focal point or no hands on the floor, and arm balances like flying pigeon. It's an intense practice with some long holds and time to feel your feelings and work your practice. Enjoy :)
Work hard to build heat, open the hips, hamstrings and shoulders, fire up your core, play on your hands and open your heart. Then use the heat to release tension both physical and emotional. Your nervous system will thank you!!