Pose of the Week - Pigeon

 

Sanskrit: Eka Pada Rajakapotasana

English: Pigeon

Benefits: Hip opener, Stress & Tension Relief

Variations:  Use a blanket, pillow, block or other prop as an "elevated mat/ground" under your front hip.

How to:  Start in downward dog and bring your right leg between your hands as you bend your knee and rest your right hip down on the ground.  Stretch your left leg straight behind you keeping your hips squared towards the front.  Repeat on other side.