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The King Pigeon Pose is known as the Raja Kapotasana in Sanskrit and is different from the Pigeon Pose a.k.a. Kapotasana. This pose is a super deep backbend and is slightly challenging. The King Pigeon Pose is said to be one of the most effective poses for those women who are trying to conceive.
Raja Kapotasana flexes the back muscles and stretches the complete body. It flexes the groins and the hips and stretches the chest, neck and shoulder muscles. This pose also flexes the thigh muscles.
The King Pigeon Pose realigns the uterus and stimulates all the abdominal organs. This pose helps the spine align better, thereby improving posture. The lower back muscles get strong and so does the core muscles, if this pose is performed regularly. This pose is also a good stretching pose for the torso.
What you need: Room with fresh air (if you’re doing it inside, otherwise do it in open area), and you.
Difficulty Level: Advanced
Initial Position: Kneel on the floor
Drishti or Gaze: Forward
Rest in Child’s pose if you fee exerted.
Beginners can perform this pose as a half back-bend instead of a super deep back-bend or make use of yoga props like straps and belts.
Do not perform this pose if you have: