#WellnessWednesday- Yoga For Life: Week 130

Instructional picture: how to do the yoga pose fly pigeon

Wellness Wednesday Week 130: Fly Pigeon Pose

Benefits:

Strengthens arms and legs.

Improves balance.

Foundation & General Alignment:

Arms are at a 90 degree angle. Entire weight is on arms.

One leg is bent inward, foot and knee is resting on elbows.

Entire upper body is leaning forward, raising leg that is behind body.

Back leg is straight with foot flexed.

Body is balanced between upper body and back leg.

Body is in a straight line.

Tummy is pulled in towards spine.

Shoulders are back and away from ears.

Heart is pressing down towards ground.

Head is looking forwards.

Common Problems:

Back is curved up, not in line with body.

Modifications:

Chin can be resting on ground.

Can also be done on forearms.

 

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