What class would be complete without some deep hip opening to wind our way down? Pigeon, or eka pada kapotasana, is the lay name for what is actually a preparatory pose for the full pigeon, eka pada raja kapotasana.
In a practice that often tends to bias a lot of forward/ flexion based movements, it is important to have a good understanding of your body mechanics, gifts (or what comes easily), limitations and any injuries – particularly to do with the lower back or hamstrings. Yoga is a practice that has immense power to heal the body and mind, or body-mind, but it also requires honesty, focus and being present in our bodies, for us to reap these benefits and steer away from harm. Here I share ways to make your forward bends safer, deeper and to connect more deeply with the body as part of the process.
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Is it just me, or has the rise in popularity of yoga brought with it a culture that includes the requirement to be, or strive towards the beautiful, flexible, fashionable, and to be valued based on the number of one’s instagram followers?
Our hips are one of the most complex joints in the body, and add to the physical restriction created by our increasingly sedentary lifestyles’, we hold so much more than physical tension in the tissues of our hips.
Yoga is a practice to realise we are already whole, perfect, and have everything that we need within us. Yoga is possibility.