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LEARN how to do KING PIGEON POSE stretch (Raja Kapotasana yoga) step by step with its benefits @ Stylecraze Yoga.
The King Pigeon Yoga pose is quite a tough job to accomplish. It needs plenty of serious practice, so that you can perform it with perfection. This asana involves a deep back bend that needs supple hips, back and shoulders. @ https://www.youtube.com/c/StylecrazeYoga?sub_confirmation=1
Let us have a look at some of the steps involved in the pigeon yoga pose:
# Mermaid hands/ Single hand:
Step 1: start this exercise with the downward dog pose.
Step 2: Now take your right leg forward and bend it by making a V shape.
Step 3: Push your hands backwards so that your back is straight and stretched.
Step 3: Then drop your hip down and raise the left leg up as far as you can. A little variation comes when you place the foot near the elbow and take the other hand over your head and clasp both your hands.
Step 4: Turn your torso forward and then slowly get back to the downward dog position.
Step 5: Repeat the same process on the other side and then relax in a child’s pose.
# King pigeon pose using a strap:
Step 1: Place yourself in the downward dog position before you start.
Step 2: Take your right leg forward and make a v shape. Stretch your spine while pushing the back so that it remains straight.
Step 3: Now lift your left leg up and tie a strap to it. With the help of the strap pull the leg as much as you can. Your elbow should be high up.
Step 4: Repeat the same process with the left side using the strap. Relax in the child’s pose.
# King Pigeon Pose (Rajakatpotasana):
Step 1: Start with the downward dog position.
Step 2: Now get your right leg forward and stretch your back leg as much as you can.
Step 3: Now lengthen up your spine and fold your left leg.
Step 4: Try and push your head backwards so that it touches the foot. Stay in the position for a few seconds.
Step 5: Now slowly relax and bring your head down and then go back to the downward dog position.
Step 6: Repeat the same with the other side.
# King pigeon pose benefits are as follows:
1. Strengthens thigh muscles: This yoga pose improves thigh muscles and aids in back pain.
2. Torso: This yoga pose stretches the torso.
3. Better blood flow: It improves blood circulation and digestion.
4. Improves posture: This exercise improves the posture of the body and strengthens the back muscles.
As we can see, this asana helps in overall health. So why don’t we try and make the best of it!
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