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're feeling burnt OUT, this is for you! This is a steady, deeply opening flow that gives extra love to the hips, but also opens the shoulders and hamstrings. You can turn the heat up or down based on how you're feeling. I give tons of variations on everything so you can back off, or explore more deeply. Backbends can be active or restorative, as can inversions. Hip opening can be reclined or right-side-up. What I truly want is for you to stay curious from moment-to-moment about how your body feels so you can respond with compassion and awareness. That's the cure for burnout and if you can do it on your mat, you can do it in your life!
If you want to get into every nook and cranny, here you go! Hip, hamstring, shoulder and upper back opening, love for your wrists, core strengthening, deep breathing, and all with a sweet, steady pace. Two blocks may be helpful! Enjoy, yogis!
If you need a quick-but-thorough mobility flow to open your hips, get the breath and energy moving, open the shoulders, chest and upper back, release the hamstrings and get yourself set up for a great day (or night out) here you go!
Grab two blocks (and a strap may be helpful) and get ready to take your hamstrings for a ride! Join Kate for this practice that begins with some core-centering to prepare you for lots of standing balance, creative twists and takes on familiar poses like twisting crescent, twisting half moon, and twisting padanghustasana. Pigeon pose feels great on the outer hips after all the fun. Enjoy this quick but deep practice, yogis!
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!