How to do Pigeon Pose Right

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Difficulty: Easy

Impact Level: Normal

Target Body Parts: glutes, quadriceps


Start in a kneeling position. Bring your hands onto the floor in front of you and slide the left leg behind you. Keeping the right knee on the right hand side, angle the right shin so that the right heel is under the left side of your waist. Lay yourself over the right 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 right knee under your body as you lay down. Instead keep the right knee wide of your body so you lay over the shin rather than the knee.

How to make Pigeon Pose Right easier

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

How to make Pigeon Pose Right more challenging

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

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