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 short flow starts with poses to quickly warm up the joints and muscles, preparing us to flow. From there we transition into sun salutations and standing poses. Core work and crow pose are integrated into the flow. We cool down with pigeon, finishes with backbends, shoulder stand, and savasana.
Go deep in an hour. The hips, hamstrings and shoulders get the love as we make our way to astavakrasana. Use your inner compass to figure out whether it makes sense to take it all the way to the arm balance, or if you should just focus on hip-opening and core strengthening that will lead you to the pose eventually. As ever, it isn’t the destination! Arm balances, core strengthening, backbends and inversions along the way!
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.