Pigeon Pose For Beginners
Updated: Sep 12
Pigeon pose also know as Eka Pada (Raja) Kapotasana is a beautiful pose that eventually leads into Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (one-legged king pigeon) which is a lovely backbend.
Taking the time to work your way up toward these more challenging asanas by practising and getting the alignment of pigeon pose, to begin with, would be helpful.
Sharing with you below benefits of this postures, some precautions doing pigeon pose and how to do pigeon pose step by step.
The excellent benefits you may receive from such a deep hip opener are:
Helps to Increases hip mobility
Can reduce back pain
Can help relieve sciatica
Helps to stimulate the abdominal, internal organs
Supports better digestion
Helps Stimulates the reproductive area
Encourages better circulation especially the lower body and spine
Improves spinal flexibility
Pigeon Pose Contraindications
Knee pain or injury
Ankle pain or injury
How to do Pigeon Pose step by step (for a tutorial video click here)
Arrive on your hands and knees.
Place the knees under your hips and wrists under shoulders.
Begin to slide the right knee up towards the right wrist.
Keep the right knee in line with the right wrist.
Begin to slide your right foot and ankle across in line with the left knee and wrist.
Just take the foot across to a comfortable position.
Tuck the toes of the left foot.
Begin to ease the left leg back.
The left foot, ankle and leg should remain directly behind the left hip.
Allow the hips to sink towards the floor as the left leg moves back.
Important Pigeon Pose Note - Keep the hips moving equally down to the ground.
For your step by step how to do pigeon pose video guide, please take a look at my tutorial video below. I hope you enjoy it!