Pigeon Pose Breakdown (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana)

Thank you for reading the pose breakdowns! If you missed the first few, check back in the blog to check out breakdowns of Downward Dog, Balancing Half Moon and Thread the Needle poses. I had another request a little while back for a pose breakdown of Pigeon Pose. Pigeon is a wonderful, though sometimes intense, pose. For some, it is a bit too intense, so check out the “Figure 4 Stretch” at the bottom of this post for a modification. Also note, Pigeon pose should be done after a proper warm up and typically seen near the middle to end of class, so it’s not a great pose to begin your practice; the hips should be opened up before attempting this one. BENEFITS -Opens hip flexors, hip abduct

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