Half Pigeon Pose, or Eka Pada Rajakapotasana in Sanskrit (eka, meaning “one,” pada, meaning “foot” or “leg,” raja, meaning “king,” kapota, meaning “pigeon,” and asana, meaning “pose.”) is named after a great yogic master Kapota.
Half Pigeon Pose is a challenging pose and comes under the category of Intermediate Level Poses. This asana helps practitioners to better open their hips, improve their backbend and stretch their torso preparing the whole body for more complex poses like Eka Pada Rajakapotasana A and B.
Benefits and Contraindications
Stretches the entire front of the body, the ankles, thighs and groins, bdomen and chest, and throat.
Stretches the deep hip flexors (psoas)
Strengthens back muscles.
Stimulates the organs of the abdomen and neck.
High or low blood pressure
Serious low back or neck injury
Photo poses in different angles
Frequently Asked Questions
- One-legged King Pigeon Pose A
- One-legged King Pigeon Pose B
- Revolved Pigeon Pose
- Pigeon Pose With Chair
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