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Pigeon

Step By Step

  1. From Lunge Pose or Downward Facing Dog draw foot up to corresponding hand setting it down on the mat inside of hand.
  2. Walk foot towards the opposite hand and open up letting the knee rest on the mat.
  3. Back leg extends from the hip, releases to the mat and remains active. Toes are active as tops of the feet press into the mat.
  4. Widen thigh bones and scoop tailbone. Hug legs in (so much so that arms aren’t needed for support).
  5. Body lengthens through the crown of the head, heart lifts and arms extend over the head. fingers are active.

Benefits

  • Stretches the thighs, groins, abdomen, chest, shoulders and neck.
  • Stimulates the abdominal organs.
  • Opens the shoulders and chest.

Common Misalignments

  • Back foot sickled.
  • Front knees at midline.
  • Hips askew, lack of legs hugging.
  • Lack of tailbone down.
  • Lack of shoulder loop.

Contraindications

  • Stretches the thighs, groins, abdomen, chest, shoulders and neck.
  • Stimulates the abdominal organs.
  • Opens the shoulders and chest