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.
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.
We get right to it in this practice that targets creative and deep shoulder, hip and hamstring opening and offers many chances to wring yourself out with twists! Arm variations and binds in poses you might not expect, tripod headstand to koundinyasana 1 (a couple of blocks make this safe and fun) and deep breathing throughout. You'll feel energized, open and ready for anything, yogis!
A quick floor practice to get your body warmed up for the day. Together, we'll explore how leg extension originates from the lower abdominals. You can expect to focus on moving your long legs through space with control by engaging the core muscles.
Tame the wild horses of your mind and come into a state of single-pointed concentration, otherwise known as yoga! We will explore horse pose in this practice, so you will want a blanket! Along the way we'll open the hips, hamstrings and shoulders and you'll have opportunities to get upside down as well. Enjoy, yogis!
Today we're taking it down, to the ground. This floor barre series explores slow, controlled exercises designed to strengthen turnout from the hips, as well as bring awareness and stability to your dance practice. The low-impact exercises are ideal for dancers who are nursing an injury, or those who are starting out and wish to fine-tune their technique.
From the mud we go! And from the mud we grow! This whole practice is a prayer for peace, for our evolution and eventual recognition that we are all one. Kriyas and breath work to energize and release as we open the chest, upper back and heart and head toward eka pada raja kapotasana! May we all open and rise up.