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.
This is a full-body flow with an emphasis on the legs, building endurance and stamina! Lots of squatting, heat-building fun with goddess pose, and chances to safely play with balance, followed by some deep stretching and releasing. Props are nice here, if you don't have bolsters, couch pillows will work! Enjoy!
A sweaty flow for runners who want to sweat. This is a great class for experienced yogi runners who need to take a day off from the roads (or trails), but still want to get their sweat on — and their endorphins, too! We flow through three different sun salute variations, build some heat with standing poses like Warrior II and Extended Side Angle, and work towards a playful standing balance sequence focused on hip rotation. We finish with some hamstring opening, followed by a double dose of hip opening. Aaahhhh.
We build some nice heat with series C and dive deeply into the hips, shoulders and hamstrings. The flow is full of twists and turns and playful transitions including arm balances and inversions. Pranayama is the focus throughout the class, so if you aren’t ready to breathe deeply, get ready! This is one of the most powerful ways to calm the nervous system and quiet the mind. Backbends, hamstring opening and core strengthening as we flow, and a guided savasana send you floating off your mat.
Debating between intermediate or advanced for this one because the hip-opening is deep and I want those of you with knee issues to listen to your bodies! Please don't force anything. A nice steady pace to build heat as we open the hips more and more along the way. This is a well-balanced flow with core strengthening, backbends (they felt SO good) and a long tripod headstand, but there is no doubt the focus is deep hip-opening you'll feel for daaaaays. Marichyasana variations are the dessert we're heading toward, but there are a lot of delectables along the way. Enjoy!
This is a gentle yoga session aimed at releasing any internal blocks you may have to experiencing more peace and ease in your life. Extra emphasis is placed on stretching and opening the hips. This class is appropriate for all levels and for anytime of day. Enjoy, yogis!
This practice focuses on increasing flexibility while surrendering and releasing anything not serving you. Expect gentle hip opening, heart opening, forward folds and spinal twists. Appropriate for all levels and any time of the day! Enjoy, yogis!
We target the hips in this session, but also give lots of love to the hamstrings, inner thighs, shoulders and core. If you're looking to build some nice heat, breathe deeply, center yourself, fire up your core, play on your hands with bhujapidasana (shoulder-pressing pose) and tittibasana (firefly pose), and deeply open your hips, this is for you! Great for stress-relief and an all-over glow. Enjoy!
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!