Yoga Basic Pose: Pigeon Pose

How often in a week do you perform yoga basic pose? How long have you been practicing yoga? What kind of benefit did you derive from exercising yoga? Possibly, different person has different opinion.

Yoga has a lot of valuable benefits for both your body and soul. By practicing yoga asana regularly, such as lotus pose (padmasana) and combine it with yoga breathing technique, you will calm your mind down, eliminate stress as well as eradicate diseases.

In our previous article, we wrote about how to carry out lotus pose and mountain pose. In this recent article, we present you with information about how to perform pigeon pose.

Ask your family members or your friends to join and share the happiness of practicing yoga with them.

Have a nice yoga exercise!

Pigeon Pose (also known as Eka Pada Rajakapotasana)

It would be easier for you to combine your pigeon pose practice with table pose.

The steps of performing table pose are as follows:

  • Spread a blanket or yoga mat on the floor
  • Put both hands and knees on blanket/yoga mat
  • Take both knees hip width apart
  • Place the feet at the back of the knees
  • Carry the arms beneath the shoulder and be sure that the fingers facing forward
  • Look down and allow the back to be flat
  • Press into the palms to drop the shoulder slightly away from the ears
  • Press your tail bone to the back wall
  • Make the crown of your head to the front wall to lengthen the spine

Once you have done with the table pose, continue with the following steps:

  • Bring one knee forward
  • Extend back leg out
  • Activate your back leg
  • Extend up
  • Bow forward
  • Switch sides for variation

Benefits of Pigeon Pose:

  • Stretches your legs
  • Opens your hips

How Pigeon Pose Looks Like:

  • Somebody crawling on the floor
  • A pigeon

In the next article, we will write about rabbit pose.

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