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.
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...
Most people love hip opening poses. A lot of people also love arm balances. This practice combines both to help you build strength while opening up the hips, and hopefully having a little fun along the way. Enjoy!
Play with the idea of finding your center of gravity, whether you're on your feet, hands, forearm or head. You need core strength and upper body strength, but also curiosity and a sense of humor. A willingness to fall on your face also helps! Lots of hip, hamstring and shoulder opening, core strengthening and inverting, so you can deepen your trust in yourself and your process. Ready, set, fly!
Do you have stories you tell yourself about what you can or can’t do, or how things would be different if only? Ha. Me too! Let’s dig into those stories, which are often old and frequently untrue as we open the hips, shoulders and hamstrings, strengthen the core and our own resolve to check ourselves, and take things upside down for fun. That sounds like a good story time, right?