#WellnessWednesday - Yoga For Life: Week 64

King Pigeon

Benefits:

  • Great hip opener.
  • Opens chest.
  • Stretches thighs, hips, and shoulders.

Foundation & General Alignment:

  • Start in pigeon prep pose, bring back leg up bent at knee -- and if able, bend arm back and grab hold of foot.
  • Feet are flexed and font bent foot is parallel to top of mat.
  • Keep hips squared.
  • Back is slightly bent so hand can grab foot.
  • Chest is open, head is looking forwards.
  • Shoulders are back and away from ears.

Common Problems:

  • Hips are not squared; one is farther back then the other.

Modifications:

  • Blanket can be under hips for support.
  • Back leg does not have to be bent.
  • Hands can be on ground for added support.

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