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.
Hips, hamstrings, shoulders and core get the love as we flow through a non-stop tour of every major muscle group, and play with arm balances and inversions along the way. Culturally we're directed to focus on what we don't have instead of what we do. If that's your default setting, it isn't set in stone, you can rewire that so you focus on everything that is flowing. A breathing practice helps us all face the normal ups and downs of life, because it isn't "all good", either! Ready to get to it?
Get into your hips in this sweaty flow, strengthen your core and your upper body, twist out what isn't serving you, and play with hippie arm balances and inversions. Start where you are with the more challenging poses, grab a block if you need one, and be patient with yourself, and curious about your process!
Hips, hamstrings and shoulders get the love! Back bends, core strengthening, arm balances and inversions along the way. I was full of stories, so if you like that, carry on, and if you don’t, carry on!! ;)
Lots of heat-building with Series A, C (with variations to open the hips and shoulders), and B, to continue the hip-focus. Arm balances and core work and inversions, oh my! A little fun with handstand jumps (if you don’t have a bolster, a firm couch pillow should do the trick!) Let’s play!
As seasons change we can feel residual stagnation from the season before. In this class integrate movement and breath to flow with the change of season with ease and fluidity. Build heat to remove emotional stagnation from your hips and build confidence to fly!
Sometimes you have to unlearn a way of thinking or being, an idea that you have, or a coping mechanism that may have served you at one time but is now blocking you. Get on your mat, and sweat, breathe and move as you feed the tendencies that serve you, and erode the ones that don't!
Serious core strength is at the center of this practice (pun intended), where we flow until we drip sweat, and then open the hips every which way we can! Play on your hands and turn it upside down. Savasana is the part where you surrender and enjoy the many fruits of your serious labor.