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    juin 15, 2024 2 lire la lecture

    Intro to King Pigeon

    Posted on - June 15th, 2024 - Victoria Maybee - Yoga

    King Pigeon Pose, also known as Rajakapotasana in Sanskrit, is an advanced yoga asana that combines elements of backbending, hip opening, and balance. Named after the graceful stance of a pigeon, this pose offers a deep stretch for the hip flexors, quadriceps, chest, shoulders, and spine, making it an excellent posture for releasing tension and promoting flexibility.

    Elements of the King Pigeon Pose

    Begin in a tabletop position, aligning wrists beneath shoulders and knees beneath hips.

    Slide the right knee forward towards the right wrist and place the right foot near the left hip, angling the shin slightly outwards.

    Extend the left leg back behind you, keeping the thigh and knee parallel to the mat.

    Inhale as you lengthen the spine, then exhale to gently lower the torso towards the mat, resting forearms or forehead on the ground if accessible.

    Reach the left hand back to grasp the left foot or ankle, drawing it towards the body as you lift the chest and gaze upwards.



    King Pigeon Yoga Pose
    King Pigeon Yoga Pose

    Meaning of King Pigeon


    Sanskrit: Rajakapotasana

     एक पाद राजकपोतासन;

    Pose: Seat Back Bend Asana

    Chakra: Sacrel & Heart

    Crystal: Snowflake Obsidian, Orange Calcite, Amethyst

    Benefit: It can release tenion & stress


    King Pigeon Pose offers a multitude of benefits beyond physical flexibility, including stimulating the nervous system, improving posture, and fostering a sense of emotional release. However, it's essential to approach this pose with patience, mindfulness, and respect for your body's limitations. With consistent practice and proper alignment, King Pigeon Pose can become a regular addition to your yoga practice, inviting you to embrace both strength and grace.


    Expert Thoughts

    Victoria is a travelling 500 RYT who provides vinyasa flow, restorative and yin yoga classes. She is currently working as a freelance copywriter and social media manager, and seeking teaching opportunities everywhere she goes. After obtaining her Journalism degree at Carleton University in Canada, she followed her free spirit and moved to Australia.

    Author Victoria Maybee  Category: Yoga     Date: 06/15/2024

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