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 practice about coming home to ourselves, to the Divine Mother, to Mother Earth. An acknowledgement that we are all made of the same stuff and a celebration of that reality as we move, breathe and flow. Expect lots of deep hip, shoulder and hamstring opening in this one, folx! Some fun extended hand-to-heel pose and half lotus variations that may lead to bharadvaja's twist and yoga dandasana (please listen to your body and make sure you never feel deep hip openers in your knees!) Enjoy, yogis!
And it feels amazing! Instead of dwelling on the past or worrying about the future, we get really present together. Practice begins with getting grounded...noticing the breath and tuning into sensation. Then we move and flow in surprising ways to keep you guessing and alert. What's happening? What's going to happen next? You'll know when we get there but here are a few things you can count on: a tutorial for eka pads koundinyasana 2 and flying pigeon and building blocks for your handstand straddle. You can now deduce that there will be shoulder, hip and hamstring opening and core strengthening. There will also be some laughter, a great vibe and the spirit of curiosity. A couple of blocks might be handy. Your open mind is essential. Ready?
Free your hips + shoulders in this strong flow! Let go of lingering stress and reconnect to your most peaceful self. Sun Salutations bring lots of sweaty heat into the body and standing poses create a sense of grounding. Hip and shoulder openers mixed throughout. We play with handstand and flying pigeon, then close with a relaxing Savasana. Namaste!
We open with reclined bound angle pose, followed by twists and more hip and hamstring stretches. Once on our feet, we practice sun salutes and standing poses. We play around with one-legged chair and if inspired an arm balance, galavasana. This class is good for intermediate to advanced practitioners. Enjoy!
A little garuda mudra and pranayama for inward freedom and clarity of vision starts us off on an adventure that targets pigeon variations (even during your core work), eagle variations, and monkey pose right-side up and upside-down! Omg along the way, fun with standing balance, twists and all kinds of love for your shoulders, hips and hamstrings. Sat Nam, yogis, let's play!
Ganesha, the remover of obstacles, he who blesses new beginnings! Our connection to the tribe, our ancestors, and our special memories. This is the theme we work with as we make Ganesha shapes in this grounding, freeing, hip-opening flow that includes elephant-inspired tree pose variations, funky elephant chairs that might lead to flying pigeon and many opportunities to create your own trunk! Open to the possibilities and stay playful, friends!
Work your focus as we flow and open the hips, shoulders and hamstrings, strengthen the core, get upside down, keep the spine healthy with nice backbends and forward folds, and sweat it all out together!
Hips, shoulders and hamstrings are the focus as we breathe, sweat and flow into spaciousness in body and mind. Core strengthening, arm balancing and inverting are part of the journey, as we play with the difference between engaging and gripping. This is a good practice for life, too!
Get your heart pumping with a sweaty flow and ample core work, open your hips, hamstrings and shoulders, backbend your heart wide open, and turn your world upside down. A little talk about how to love the difficult people in your life, and how to forgive yourself when you're the difficult one, as we all are sometimes :)
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!