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The Pigeon Pose or the Kapotasana, as it is called in Sanskrit, is an excellent hip opening pose which also energizes the body. It is beneficial for those battling infertility.
Other names: Half / modified Pigeon yoga pose
Benefits of Pigeon Pose include stimulation of internal organs and deep stretching of glutes, groins, psoas, abdomen, shoulders, chest and neck. It is a good shoulder and chest opener as well. This pose is excellent at opening up the hip joint and lengthening the hip flexor.
Pigeon Pose in yoga helps alleviate sciatica pain and treats urinary disorders. It also improves posture and alignment of the body and enhances overall suppleness. This pose is good at alleviating lower back pain and any kind of stiffness in the back.
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
Relax in Corpse pose if you feel exerted.
Beginners can make use of Yoga Straps to fasten around the ball of the foot of the leg that is at the back. This will make it easier for them to catch hold of their foot.
Do not perform this pose if you have the following conditions: