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.
Did I say Fiery? Just making sure you saw that! We work hard and play hard in this sweaty flow that keeps coming. Lots of core, hip, shoulder and hamstring opening, opportunities to play with arm balances like flying pigeon, handstand help, backbends and a nice rest when you're done! Please note, we filmed this class right before I replaced the sound system, so I do cut out in a few places, but took the class myself and it's pretty minimal and not at all hard to follow, so I'm publishing :) I hope you enjoy!
We build lots of heat in the shoulders and hips, fire up the core, play with flying pigeon, open the hamstrings and the heart, get upside down, and end in savasana together! If you have a good amount of energy and want to open every major muscle group, work on breathing through intense sensation, and shift your perspective with arm balancing and inverting, well, then...this is for you!
Move with the ebb and flow on your mat so you can move with it in your life. Make the effort to find inner peace and strength, and then see if you can surrender the desire to control. Hard, I know, but worth working on!
Get ready for a sweaty, fluid, fun flow where we open the hips, hamstrings and shoulders and work with the idea of boundaries—respecting your own on your mat, and learning to create them calmly in your life where needed. Arm balances including crow pose and koundinyasana 2, flying pigeon (or perching pigeon as they say in the UK), and all kinds of other pigeon options to help you let go of anything you might be sitting on.
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 :)