This Pigeon Pose Reboot introduces you to several different variations of Pigeon Pose. Pigeon Pose is known as ‘the King of all Hip Openers’, and it targets almost the entire lower body. Pigeon pose stretches the abdominal muscles, hip flexors, thighs, ankles, and the psoas muscle.
Just like there are many different breeds of pigeon birds in real life, this power pose comes in many different shapes and styles. Finding the right variation for your body allows you to gain all the benefits of this stretch without compromising your comfort or safety. Also, it’s important to move in and out of Pigeon pose gently. Be mindful if you’re working with tight hips or lower back muscles, knee pain or past injuries.
In the 10-minute Pigeon Pose Reboot practice, you’ll learn several different accessible versions of the King of all Hip Openers! For this practice, you’ll need 2 yoga blocks, a blanket, bolster and access to a wall or chair for extra stability.
Remember to gently play with sensation as you explore each of these Pigeon variations. Be mindful of what your body is telling you and be kind and gentle with your body.