Ayurveda Vata Pacifying Yoga: Supine Pigeon Stretch | Banyan Botanicals

Supine Pigeon (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana Variation)

A Vata Pacifying Yoga Pose

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Lying on your back, take a deep breath in and 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. Reverse sides.

Vata Focus:

Breathing into the hips and letting the breath guide the opening.

Benefits:

Releases tension in the hips and soothes sciatica.