Note: If you have knee issues, please go to the pose "Thread the Needle" instead. If the knees don't trouble you, but the hips are a bit tight, have a block or a blanket handy. Once you've set up your pigeon pose, focus on full inhales and complete exhales.
Ready to work it?
Here are some classes featuring One-Legged King Pigeon Pose.
Lead us from the unreal to the real, from the darkness to the light, from the fear of death to the knowledge of immortality - bring us to that knowledge of oneness. We start with the asatoma sadgamaya prayer and move into a deep and fluid flow that opens the shoulders, upper back, chest, hips and hamstrings so we can play with funky eight-angle pose and one-legged-crow-meets-shayanasana :) Peace, yogis!
Too caught up in your thoughts or feeling sluggish? This practice will help you lighten, let go and feel better overall! Sun Salutations and standing poses help open and ground the energy in the body. A long pigeon pose gives space to release stress and emotional tension, a relaxing savasana tops it off! Enjoy!
This is a gentle practice that will help you connect to your breath while opening your hips and heart. It’s perfect if you’re in the mood for a deep stretch and some mental relaxation.
You can expect a lot of encouragement around deep breathing as well as sukhasana, cat/cow, down-dog, low lunge, lizard, single pigeon, reverse table top, bridge, happy baby, janu sirsasana, paschimottanasana, spinal twists, and savasana.
Enjoy, yogis! xo Josie
Feeling stressed? This flow will help you release the stress and tension that we so often hold in our hips! We move, breathe and dive into some fun yet challenging postures! Use this flow to find some inner freedom and deep release in the hips. Namaste!
Baddha konasana to dandasana to navasana, anyone? Don't let the chill start fool you, we are gonna build some heat and open the hips and shoulders. A fun, creative flow that will keep you guessing and leave you feeling glorious as we explore both opening, but also folding in. Tara is sometimes translated as star and this flow honors Tarasana, the goddess of compassion and protection, because much of the time we need both!
If you're like most people, you'll find life brings a lot of sweetness and ease, but also a fair amount of pain and difficulty! Of course the sweet part feels better, but the idea is not to get too attached to the ease part and too fearful of the tough stuff. Join Kate for a flow that's all about bringing you back to balance (you'll play with lots of balancing poses as you flow), and also includes hip, shoulder and hamstring opening.
This practice is all about building heat and opening the hips! Flow through sun salutations and standing poses. Hip opening poses are integrated throughout the practice. Arm balances and inversions add an element of play! You'll come out of savasana feeling refreshed and relaxed. Enjoy!