Eka Pada Rajakapotasana

Kapotasana / Pigeon may be the most photographed yoga asana out there. But don't pull a muscle trying to achieve this pose unless you have prepared your body for this deep backbend and hip opener. Shoulders must also be open in order to position the foot for the optional bind.

The most famous version or eka pada raja kapotasana translates as “a king pigeon on one leg”. The benefits of such a dramatic pose are many. Despite opening the hips and psoas, it lengthens thigh muscles, gluteals and piriformis. King pigeon opens the groin and increases hi flexibility which results in the removal of negative emotional build up such as fear and anxiety. King pigeon help with urinary disorders, stimulates organs, alleviates sciatic and lower back pain and more.

Come explore Eka Pada Rajakapotasana Saturday 8:15 am. @HARDyoga www.HARD-yoga.com

Monica CarrollComment