One-Legged King Pigeon Pose A

Definition - What does One-Legged King Pigeon Pose A mean?

One-legged king pigeon pose A is the first in a challenging series of related poses that help open the hips and increase flexibility.

To enter this asana, the practitioner enters a half split, with one leg outstretched behind them and the front leg bent so the outside of the calf rests on the floor. The back leg bends upward, then the torso bends backward to reach the foot and hold it against the back of the head, if the practitioner's flexibility allows.

One-legged king pigeon pose A is also referred to as eka pada rajakapotasana A in Sanskrit.

Yogapedia explains One-Legged King Pigeon Pose A

One-legged king pigeon pose A is the opening variation of king pigeon pose. There are other pigeon poses that are less advanced variations of one-legged king pigeon pose, and these can be used as preparatory postures before entering this version.

All pigeon poses are deep hip-opening postures that can improve flexibility and counteract the negative effects of a sedentary lifestyle.

One-legged king pigeon pose A requires a fair degree of flexibility and confidence to enter, so yoga beginners may prefer to build up to it through various other backbend postures.

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