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.
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!
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 world that is sometimes challenging and sometimes wonderful, but always interesting. This class offers many opportunities to do just that, as you will see :) Much love!
Would you balance in a car, could you balance on a bar? Would you fall and still be breathing, could you fall without much grieving? Throw a little Seuss into your mix as we breathe, flow, and fire things up. Intense core strengthening, arm balancing and inverting, along with a nice deep Savasana at the end.
Let’s get flowing with sun salutes, standing poses and arm balances that all target hip-opening. Pay attention to your breath, sensations in your body, and the quality you’re bringing to whatever variation of each pose you’re choosing. Strengthen your center and get upside down with ease. It took me the entire class to get one audible chuckle, but I did not give up, because laughter is the best medicine! Here we go!