Yoga keeps me running by restoring length to the overused and shortened muscles in my hips and legs. Hip-opening poses like Pigeon are essential if you run, bike, hike, or sit at a desk regularly – all of which apply to me, by the way. Plus, stretching out tight hips can also relieve lower-back pain. This Pigeon variation will not only open your hips, it will also stretch your quads while giving you nice spinal twist.
|Sanskrit Name: Eka Pada Kapotasana (variation)|
English Translation: One-Legged King Pigeon Pose (variation)
Also Called: Pigeon Twist
There's more to this pose than just sitting on the ground. To see what I mean, read more