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One-Legged King Pigeon Pose

Angle-Based Images: One-legged King Pigeon Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: One-legged King Pigeon Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: One-legged King Pigeon Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: One-legged King Pigeon Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: One-legged King Pigeon Pose Video
One-Legged King Pigeon Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin in down dog.
One-Legged King Pigeon Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Sweep your right shin forward, toward the front of the mat. Keep your left leg long behind you and your toes untucked.
One-Legged King Pigeon Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Bend your left knee and take a hold of the left foot and place your foot in the crook of your left elbow.
One-Legged King Pigeon Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Reach your right arm to the ceiling, bend your right elbow, and reach your right hand back to clasp your left.
One-Legged King Pigeon Pose: Step 5
Step 5 Take a strap, loop it around your back foot, and start to crawl your hands as close to your back foot as they want to get.
One-Legged King Pigeon Pose: Step 6
Step 6 If possible, take a hold of the back foot with both hands and release the strap.
One-Legged King Pigeon Pose: Step 7
Step 7 Breathe here at least three deep breaths, then slowly come out of the pose. Repeat on the other side.

Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

Begin this pose by using a block and a strap.

Tips

Not recommended for those with knee, sacrum, ankle, shoulder, back, or hip maladies.

Benefits

Opens hips, back, shoulders, thighs, and groin.

Modifications

If your hip is elevated, set a rolled blanket or block underneath it. If your hands don't reach, use a strap.

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