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 practice is all about building heat and opening the hips! Flow through sun salutations and standing poses. Hip opening poses are integrated throughout the practice. Arm balances and inversions add an element of play! You'll come out of savasana feeling refreshed and relaxed. Enjoy!
First Trimester Evening Flow! For all you mamas to be this one will help to soothe your system before bed. Gentle sun salutations allow for an open and flexible body. A few strength poses like side plank help to work out any excess stress. Forward folds calm the nervous system, and pigeon pose helps to release any emotional tension in the hips. Feel free to modify any poses and take care of yourself on and off the mat! Namaste!
Give your hips the love they deserve with this juicy flowing hip opening practice! Movement and breath help to awaken the body and poses focused on hip release are explored. Vinyasas at a slow and steady pace and hip openers such as lizard, pigeon & double pigeon will get you feeling blissed out in no time. Enjoy!
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!