Yoga Pose: Flying Pigeon (Eka Pāda Gālavāsana)

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  • Flying Pigeon

  • Eka Pāda Gālavāsana

  • eka = one
  • pāda = foot or leg
  • gālava = name of a sage
  • āsana = posture
  • Category:
    Arm Balance and Inversion / Neutral
  • Difficulty:
  • Description:

    Begin in Tree (Vṛkṣāsana) pose, standing on one leg. Release the foot from the inner thigh and place the ankle above the opposite knee. Bend the standing knee and fold forward, bringing the palms to the floor. Bend the elbows to about 90 degrees and hook the toes of the foot on the opposite upper arm. Bring the weight of the body forward as the standing foot comes off. Start to straighten the leg behind.

  • Benefits:

    Strengthens the abdominal muscles and arms. Stretches the hamstrings.