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 an all-over feel-good flow with a definite hip focus. Perfect for days when you've been sitting too much (or feel like you might be "sitting on" some feelings)! We get the energy moving and the heart pumping and then we make a beeline for those hips (and hamstrings and quads). Don't worry, we're also going to open the shoulders, chest and upper back, but we're giving lots of extra love to the hips today! Options to play upside down in active or restorative ways. Stay hip, my friends.
You'll get it all here! If you're looking for an energizing, mood-boosting flow, look no further. We start with some grounding and breathing and then we are off! A nice, fluid flow to get you warm and open and breathing. A little yoga sculpt tucked in to get your glutes and abs fired up. Deep hip, shoulder and hamstring opening and backbends to open your heart, too. Alternate nostril breathing to send you off feeling energized and balanced. All under an hour! A couple of blocks may be helpful.
This pigeon flies...but if you aren't ready to fly, this pigeon will show you how to use blocks to start to build the strength and engage where you need to, to play with balance and counter-balance, and to keep breathing while you do it! Enjoy!
This is a deep, stretchy class that is all about loving your body. Chill vibes as we move sweetly and open every major muscle group. Perfect for days when you want to calm your nervous system, connect to your breath, practice compassion for yourself, and get a really deep, sweet stretch.
Wanna little heart-pumping with your flow? How about jump-switches, chaturanga push-ups and chair squats in the context of a flow that also emphasizes deep breathing and mindful movement? Lots of shoulder, hip and hamstring opening, core strengthening and arm balancing including koundinyasana 1 and 2, dwi pada koundinyasana and all kind of backbends. Ready, set, flow!
How open do you want to get? Asking because this practice will deeply open your hips and shoulders so we can play with some fun poses that include compass pose, eight-angle pose, every pigeon variation you can think of including Eka Pada Rajakapotasana, along with back bends, core work and opportunities to get upside down! We follow up this fun, deeply opening practice with yoga nidra in savasana. Give yourself some extra time to go deep and see what you find :)
This is a gentle yoga session perfect for relaxing tensions in the body, countering stress, quieting the mind and coming home to the heart space. Give yourself permission to slow down, connect with the breath and turn inward. You can expect gentle stretches for the whole body + savasana for total relaxation. Enjoy, yogis!
This is a heat-building flow with lots of breath-work to both ground you and open you. Lots of creative reps and variations in places you wouldn't expect them, hip opening and heart opening galore. Enjoy, yogis!
You are a powerful creator of your own experience. What do you want to create with this practice? This is a mobility flow -no direct core work, no inversions, we're focused on mobility! This means we'll be building heat and doing LOTS of hip, hamstring and shoulder-opening, while giving lots of love to your spine. Please don't force a thing, work with your body to create space, there's no rush. Enjoy yogis! You might want to have a couple of blocks and a blanket handy.