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.
Debating between intermediate or advanced for this one because the hip-opening is deep and I want those of you with knee issues to listen to your bodies! Please don't force anything. A nice steady pace to build heat as we open the hips more and more along the way. This is a well-balanced flow with core strengthening, backbends (they felt SO good) and a long tripod headstand, but there is no doubt the focus is deep hip-opening you'll feel for daaaaays. Marichyasana variations are the dessert we're heading toward, but there are a lot of delectables along the way. Enjoy!
This is a gentle yoga session aimed at releasing any internal blocks you may have to experiencing more peace and ease in your life. Extra emphasis is placed on stretching and opening the hips. This class is appropriate for all levels and for anytime of day. Enjoy, yogis!
This practice focuses on increasing flexibility while surrendering and releasing anything not serving you. Expect gentle hip opening, heart opening, forward folds and spinal twists. Appropriate for all levels and any time of the day! Enjoy, yogis!
We target the hips in this session, but also give lots of love to the hamstrings, inner thighs, shoulders and core. If you're looking to build some nice heat, breathe deeply, center yourself, fire up your core, play on your hands with bhujapidasana (shoulder-pressing pose) and tittibasana (firefly pose), and deeply open your hips, this is for you! Great for stress-relief and an all-over glow. Enjoy!
Lead us from the unreal to the real, from the darkness to the light, from the fear of death to the knowledge of immortality - bring us to that knowledge of oneness. We start with the asatoma sadgamaya prayer and move into a deep and fluid flow that opens the shoulders, upper back, chest, hips and hamstrings so we can play with funky eight-angle pose and one-legged-crow-meets-shayanasana :) Peace, yogis!
Too caught up in your thoughts or feeling sluggish? This practice will help you lighten, let go and feel better overall! Sun Salutations and standing poses help open and ground the energy in the body. A long pigeon pose gives space to release stress and emotional tension, a relaxing savasana tops it off! Enjoy!
This is a gentle practice that will help you connect to your breath while opening your hips and heart. It’s perfect if you’re in the mood for a deep stretch and some mental relaxation.You can expect a lot of encouragement around deep breathing as well as sukhasana, cat/cow, down-dog, low lunge, lizard, single pigeon, reverse table top, bridge, happy baby, janu sirsasana, paschimottanasana, spinal twists, and savasana. Enjoy, yogis! xo Josie
Feeling stressed? This flow will help you release the stress and tension that we so often hold in our hips! We move, breathe and dive into some fun yet challenging postures! Use this flow to find some inner freedom and deep release in the hips. Namaste!