How to Do the Pigeon Pose

How to Do the Pigeon Pose


How to Do the Pigeon Pose. This is a great beginner pose that helps stretch
the hips and legs — which feels especially good if you’ve been “couped up” all day. You will need Comfortable clothing suitable
for stretching and moving A calm place where you won’t be distracted or disturbed A yoga
mat or folded blanket and an extra blanket or yoga block. Step 1. Inhale and expand your chest, gazing upward. Did you know This pose helps to stretch the
piriformis muscle, which is helpful in relieving sciatic nerve pain. Step 2. When you are ready, repeat to the other side,
bending your left leg and extending your right. Step 3. Release the pose by inhaling and raising your
head and chest up, while bringing your back leg forward and your front leg back, returning
to an all-fours position. Step 4. Hold the pose for as long as it’s comfortable,
breathing easily. Step 5. Start from all-fours with your knees directly
below your hips, and your hands directly below of your shoulders, fingers spread. If your right hip is coming off the ground,
put a block or folded blanket beneath for added support. Step 6. Exhale and slowly lower your chest and head
toward the floor. Step 7. Extend your left leg straight back behind
you, toes tucked under. Keep your hips square and facing forward. Step 8. Bend your right knee and slide it forward
to a position between your hands. Your right heel should be just under your
left hip.