Pigeon pose can help relieve back pain and improve body posture. This pose is also said to be beneficial for women who want to become pregnant as it realigns the uterus and helps open up some of the muscles that are needed for birth.
The hip flexors are among the body parts that receive the most benefit from pigeon pose. It also stimulates the major organs in the abdominal area.
Beginners who may not have achieved enough flexibility to perform this pose can use one-legged king pigeon pose (eka pada rajakapotasana) as a preparatory pose.