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.
If you have a moderate amount of energy and strength and a desire to deeply open your hips, hamstrings and shoulders, this is for you! A nice Series C flow builds some heat and then we open things up with plié into goddess pose or standing frog as the case may be. Headstand options, Backbends, core strengthening and then deep hip and hamstring opening lead to a yummy savasana. Ready?
We get right to it and don’t stop until your core is fired up, every major muscle group is opened, you’ve connected to your breath, quieted your mind, and engaged with your own innate wisdom. Not bad in under an hour! If you’ve got some nice energy, I’ve got your flow :) Yoga nidra at the end, too!
A little “rise and shine, anytime” for you! Start the day this way, or hit the reset button anytime at all. Quiet your mind, land in your body, connect to your breath, and open every major muscle group. The mind loves to pull us into the past, or race us into the future, but life is happening right here, right now. This session is about not missing the moments :)
Sweat, move, flow, and open your hips in this right-to-the-hips-of-it practice! Explore half moon, warrior 2, malasana, side plank, pigeon and more. This practice will leave you feeling clear minded, relaxed & strong!
Ease on into the hips with a reclining hip-opening sequence that progresses gradually off of the ground and into a creative manifestation of Surya Namaskar. The revolved shapes and hip work get more intense as we move along through the vinyasa krama, preparing us well for a few different variations of Grasshopper Pose (AKA Yoga Dandasana).
Work Hard & Relax Hard! This combo flow and stretch practice will leave you blissed out and feeling amazing! Get ready to move and sweat in the first portion of the practice. Sun Salutations, standing poses and a couple of arm balances allow for a lot of internal heat. Then stretch everything out with long holds in pigeon, hanuman, frog, and bound angle. You'll come out of savasana feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and centered!
Wind it up and sweat it out with a Side Angle/Warrior II Flow that will take you into the hips and side body and get your heart rate up while you do it. An early Lizard pose preps your hips to let go, and a late, deep and long Pigeon should get the rest of it (whatever it is ;)) out. Side Plank and plenty of vinyasas for your shoulders, and of course, some heart opening and a sweet Savasana.
Dessert! Hips, Hamstrings and Savasana. If you're building your own flow today, this is the chill part! Can be done as a stand-alone for a yin session if you're in need of something restorative and chill, or you can do it as part of the whole practice. Much love, mamas!
Like it or not, we all have wounds, and the less we pay attention to them, the more they tend to get the best of us. Let this practice help you take ownership of your own healing first by noticing what's there, and then working through it with patience, determination and creativity.
Release stress, physical tension & emotional heaviness in this dynamic short flow! We work with Sun Salutations to burn through stagnant energy and open up the body. Standing twists and core work in plank help to quiet the mind. Arm balance options are given as well. Lizard Pose and Pigeon help to release emotional energy in the hips. We finish the practice with backbends and a few twists. Clear out the old and step into a new you! Enjoy Yogis!