HALF PIGEON POSE
Half Pigeon Pose or Eka Pada Rajakapotasana! A deep hip opener that is emotionally challenging to stay in. So much of our emotions are held in the hips. As we are in this pose we can release both physical and mental tension. This is great for increasing flexibility in the hips, also if you’re working towards a split.
Here’s how to do it: start at downward facing dog. Inhale, lift the right leg up. Softly swing the right knee towards the right wrist. Left leg is extended towards the back, straight and energized. Flex the right front foot. Stay evenly balanced at the hips so you are not leaning on the right more than the left. Shoulders back, tall spine, hands at fingerstand. Inhale, heart lifts. Exhale, fold over with arms extended. Stay for 5 to 10 breaths. To release slowly lift up to downward facing dog. Sway the hips from side to side to release all remaining tension, switch sides.
xx love & light.
photo by Rebecca Tello.