Pigeon Pose

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Move Targets: Glutes, Hip Flexor and Hip Opener


Step-by-Step

Step 1: Come to all fours and get into your downward facing dog. Extend one leg up and fluidly move it underneath your chest. Drop the knee out to the side and rest the leg. The angle in your knee will be about 45 degrees, maybe less depending on flexibility.

Step 2: Square the hips to the front. If you can't get your hips to cooperate, place a yoga block, squishy ball or pillow under the bent leg's hip bone to prop you up. You can raise the chest tall like Jean does here, or lean forward, reach the arms out in front of you, even resting your forehead on the floor.


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