Supine Pigeon (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana Variation)

A Vata-Pacifying Yoga Pose
Supine Pigeon StretchSupine Pigeon Stretch 2

Lying on your back, bend the knees to bring the feet to the floor. Cross the right ankle over the left thigh just above the knee. Lift the left foot off the ground and bring the left knee towards your chest. Clasp the hands behind the left thigh and use your right elbow to gently press the right knee away from your body. Find length in the back of the neck and breathe into any areas of tension. Repeat on the opposite side.

Vata Focus:

Breath into the hips and let the breath guide the release of those large muscle groups.

Benefits:

Releases tension in the hips and soothes sciatica.