Sucirandhrasana (Reverse Pigeon Pose Yoga) is an elegant combination of a gentle hip-opener and an effective hamstring stretch. Also known as the Reverse Pigeon Pose it is commonly used by runners during recovery, to release any strain in the hamstrings and glutes.
Typically Sucirandhrasana is practiced at the end of a yoga sequence to cool down the muscles of the hips, legs, and lower back. This supine pose is a grounding practice and works on the connecting tissues when held longer, hence should be included in Yin Yoga for better flow of energy through the channels, and to activate certain meridians.
- Body Position: Abdominal Up
- Difficulty: Beginners
- Joint Mobility Direction: Longitudinal Stretch
- Poses According To Their Functions: Physical Training
- Poses for Your Legs Flexibility: Poses for Your Hips Flexibility
- Poses By Benefit: Yoga Poses for Back Pain, Yoga Poses for Calmness, Yoga Poses for Sciatica and Nerve Pain, Yoga Poses for Stress
Benefits and Contraindications
Lengthens the hip flexors.
Helps to prepare the body for seated poses(Ex: Padmasana or Lotus posture).
Opens the hips.
Helps to cure the lower back pain.
Stretches the arms, neck, hips, upper back and shoulders.
Helps to calm the mind. Increases the blood circulation to the entire body.
Photo poses in different angles
It’s good to do this pose in the morning with empty stomach.
Do not rush. If you find any pain or discomfort, Ask for the expert’s guidance and the doctor’s advice.
- Standing Pigeon Pose Yoga
- Chair Pigeon Pose
- Wind Release Pose
- Bridge Pose
- Half Wind Release Pose
- Supine Spinal Twist Pose II
- Happy Baby Pose
- Reclined Half Cow Face Pose