How to do Pigeon Pose Left

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Difficulty: Easy

Impact Level: Normal

Target Body Parts: hip flexor, glutes, hamstrings, quadriceps

Instructions

Start in a kneeling position. Bring your hands onto the floor in front of you and slide the right leg behind you. Keeping the left knee on the left hand side, angle the left shin so that the left heel is under the right side of your waist. Lay yourself over the left shin, extending your arms far forward. Stay here for at least 5 breaths. To come out, push up with your hands and return to kneeling.

A common mistake is to have the left knee under your body as you lay down. Instead keep the left knee wide of your body so you lay over the shin rather than the knee.

How to make Pigeon Pose Left easier

To make this easier, instead of having the right leg extended straight back, you can bend the right knee, bringing it forward until it is level with your right hip.

How to make Pigeon Pose Left more challenging

To make this harder, slowly change the angle of the left shin until the left foot is as far forward as the left knee.

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