Build up support across the front of your pelvis so that you can lie down with both sides of the pelvis evenly dropping down into the bolster. Additional support under your chest and/or forehead may be the perfect finishing touch to soften your neck and shoulders so you can take slow, deep breaths and be able to enjoy the sensations of your hips opening as you release your body into gravity.
Ready to work it?
Here are some classes featuring Supported Pigeon Pose.
This one is all about giving some loving attention to our hip girdle, an area alternately over-worked and under-strengthened.
We start with an easy warm up to roll out the feet and ankles, optional ballet 'hops' to get the blood flowing, followed by a couple planks to bring attention to the lower abdominal area. Believe it or not, this is where your pelvic negotiation starts!
You can expect gentle but challenging movement, with a cool-down inspired by the Feldenkrais Method.
Bring a block or another supportive item to explore that pelvic ROM (range of movement).
Brand-new to yoga and need to start slowly? You can do this whole class from your chair! An armless chair is ideal so you can move freely. The pace is slow, the cueing is easy to follow, and the energy is so sweet even the bees tried to join for this practice! Focus on breathing deeply and being curious about how you feel. De Jur will do the rest! Enjoy the calming for your nervous system, the quieting of your mind, and a deeper awareness of what your body needs to feel at ease.
A beautiful flow that will build some nice heat, with special love for your psoas, hamstrings and quads! If you're looking for an all-over good feeling in your body, this is it! High lunge variations, crescent pose, open twists, core strengthening, goddess squats and more. Enjoy mamas!
Do you love straps and want new ways to use them? Or are they a pain to set up for you or your students? This tutorial will set you straight and set you up to make straps easy and fun to use. Straps can give you stability in your joints as you deepen your stretch. They can provide resistance to press into to cultivate strength. You decide whether you want a strap to do the work for you or help you work more. So get your strap on and make good choices ;)
In this feel-good flow, we'll work on meeting your body where it is today. Moments of meditation, time to connect with your baby and let go of expectations about what you should be able to do so you can just be where you are. Hip, hamstring, shoulder, upper back and chest-opening will leave you feeling open and energized. If you don't have a bolster, a couch pillow will do the trick!