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.
Wanna work hard today? Let's do it! This is a challenging, sweaty flow where you can expect deep hip, hamstring and shoulder opening, core strengthening, arm balancing and inverting, all while having a good time! There are fun standing frog variations, flipped dog to fallen triangle flows and other hidden treasures along the way!
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 :)
In this Pure Energy Flow you will be challenged to stay connected to your breath as we transition from pose to pose. We will also play with some fun arm balances and inversions to get your blood pumping!
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!