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.
In this Fly Strong Flow practice you will move with intention and will learn to find stillness in even the most challenging of postures. The practice begins by warming the body with a strong yet meditative flow. In the standing sequences we work the edge of challenge by holding poses and use the breath to stay centered and calm. Lots of twists, standing balances, and breath work to cultivate focus and mind/body awareness. A sequence of backbends releases the chest and upper spine. Let go of any last bit of stress in hip and hamstring stretches, and bliss out in a deep Savasana.
Let go of your day with this fun, challenging and deeply relaxing flow. We move slowly and steadily first to warm the body, then to create balance and focus in standing postures. Crescent pose, crescent twist, warrior 3 and eagle pose are just some of the postures explored in this practice. Pigeon, legs up the wall, and forward folds help you release any stress from the day and a relaxing Savasana at the end closes the practice. Enjoy Yogis!
Moderate flow/deep stretch as we use the breath and sensations in the body to bring ourselves back to right here, right now. Perfect for any time of day or evening when you need to quiet a storm that's raging in your mind, and deeply open your hips, shoulders and hamstrings, too! Skandasana, high lunge with lion's breath, lizard pose, standing marichyasana, frog pose and an intense shoulder-opening sequence on the floor all come out to play. Savasana with your quiet mind and open body feels so good.
This class is all about the balance between effort and surrender! Move and sweat with challenging continuous sun salutations. The first part of the practice is about lots of breath, heat and vinyasas! Then go deep into your hips and hamstrings in the second portion of the class. Long holds in hanuman, pigeon, frog, and double pigeon prepare you for a deep & blissful savasana! Enjoy yogis!
Twists, hamstrings, hips and shoulders lead the way along with serious core strengthening and handstands as we build serious fire in the belly and use it to approach and work with our fear. Deep, stretchy poses and restorative backbends round it out.
Good old basic yoga flow getting you warmed up to get deeper in the hips. If you're brand new to yoga take it easy when we get to the hip opening; stay with the first pose (lizard) and if your knees are feeling good maybe giving single pigeon a go. Remember to breathe deeply in whatever hip opener you decide to do. You may release something that you've been "sitting on" and that's great because maybe that will open you up to cool new stuff!
This class gets you moving and sweating in no time. Lots of standing twists to wring out the system and create more energetic space within. Arm balances in this practice include crow, baby crow & koundinyasana 2. Side plank and variations are explored as well. Camel pose, bridge and wheel open the heart chakra. Pigeon pose and forward folds get you ready for a deep and relaxing Savasana.
Short strong hip opening flow! Remove stress, tension, and stagnant energy from the hips in this practice. Starting in a resting pigeon we build up from there into sun salutations to warm and open the body. Warrior postures create strength in the legs and hip flexors. Arm balances, Crow, Galavasana & bakasana II are explored. Our deep, healing hip openers include lizard pose, pigeon pose & double pigeon. Let go of blocked and imbalanced energy in the lower chakras to create more freedom in the body, mind, and spirit!
Perfect for days when you just want to relax, open, connect to your breath, and let it go. Maybe you have insomnia, are recovering from a cold, or just need something nurturing, yet deep. This is for you. Props aren't required, but a couple of blocks, a bolster and/or a strap might be nice.