The Pigeon pose or Eka Pada Rajakapotasan, can be ideal for you if you want to become more flexible and prevent injuries. What makes this asana different is the fact that it helps stretch the thighs, groin, abdomen, chest, shoulders and neck. It also stimulates the abdominal organs and opens up your shoulders and chest. It also helps tone your quadriceps, hips and buttocks. It stretches your abdomen and helps you reduce fat from your abdominal area. It is an excellent pose to open up & lengthen the hip flexor. Practise this asana to improve the alignment and posture of your body. Also try halasana to beat bad posture & backache.
The pigeon pose can also be used as a way to help you warm up for your yoga practice or as a part of your cool down regimen.
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Published: December 25, 2014 7:58 pm | Updated:June 11, 2015 6:33 pm