One-Legged King Pigeon Pose B

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

One-legged king pigeon pose B is a seated backbend posture that works a number of areas of the body simultaneously. It is an especially popular asana among runners, weight trainers and those who spend most of the day sitting down.

To enter this asana, the practitioner sits with one leg bent in front of the body and the other leg fully extended behind the body. The extended leg bends upward as the hands reach back to grab the foot. The foot is brought forward while the back arches so that the toes touch the back of the head.

This pose is also called eka pada rajakapotasana B in Sanskrit.

Yogapedia explains One-Legged King Pigeon Pose B

One-legged king pigeon pose B is one of several related pigeon postures that stretch the back and open the hips. These postures are highly beneficial for anyone who leads a sedentary lifestyle as they can counteract the negative effects of sitting all day.

This posture stretches the quadriceps as well as the whole of the front of the body. The abdominals and hip flexors also get an especially good workout with this position.

In addition to its physical benefits, one-legged king pigeon pose B is also associated with lowering stress, boosting energy levels and improving circulation.

This pose requires a fair amount of flexibility, so beginners may want to practice less advanced backbends and variations of pigeon pose before attempting this posture, such as one-legged king pigeon pose A.

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