Revolved Pigeon Pose
What is Revolved Pigeon Pose?
Revolved pigeon pose, or parivrtta kapotasana in Sanskrit, is a twisted variation of pigeon pose. It opens the hips with the added benefits of a twist.
- Begin in pigeon pose with the right leg forward.
- Place the left forearm on the floor in front of the right leg, parallel to the front of the mat.
- Inhale and reach the right arm up and back. Grasp the right toes or press the back of the hand against the left hip.
- Breathe while holding the pose.
- Exhale and unwind. Change sides.
- Avoid if there is hip injury.
Benefits of Revolved Pigeon Pose
- Stretches the glutes
- Externally rotates the thighs
- Releases tension in the back
- Stretches the hip flexors
- Opens the front of the body
Revolved Pigeon Pose Details
- Sanskrit Name
- Parivrtta kapotasana
- par-iv-rit-tah cop-oh-TAH-sah-nah
- Pose Level
- Urdhva (Toward the sky)
- Pose Type
- Backbends, Binds, Hip Openers, Twists