Flying Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Galavasana)

The Flying Pigeon Pose may be a difficult arm balance pose to practice, also known as Ashtanga Yoga. In Ashtanga Yoga, it's a part of the Advanced A Series, where the first focus is on strengthening the arms and shoulders. The pose is that it starts from a standing position before stepping into an associated arm balance, so the strength and stability needed with the arms and shoulders is high.

Flying Pigeon Pose

Beginner’s Tips

It’s necessary to seek out a powerful association between the shin of the proper leg and also the higher arms so as to feel stable returning into flight. Wipe down your hands and sweat that’s accumulated on your arms before swinging your toes of the proper foot tightly around the higher left arm and bringing the proper knee as high as the higher right arm.

NOTE: Before you start this, consult your doctor or an exercise professional about this pose. Don't try to do it alone.

Tip To Do -

1 - Stand on your yoga mat with your feet together and knees bent, in an awkward pose. Inhale as you bring your hands to an Anjali gesture at your heart and shift your weight to your left foot.
2 - Take a deep breath and lift your right foot off the ground. Exhale as you cross your right ankle joint over your left thigh, resting the ankle joint slightly higher than your left knee.
3 - Inhale as you start to come back into a forward bend over your right shin. Check that you bend your left leg enough to bring your palms flat to the ground. Exhale, Hook the toes of your right foot around the upper left arm of yours. Keep your right foot powerfully flexed.
4 - Bend your both elbows to come back into Chaturanga arms, which can create a shelf for your right shin. Inhale as you lean your body forward, resting your right shin on your higher arms. Exhale and elevate your left foot off the ground, keeping your knee bent initially.
5 - Inhale and concentrate on pushing your weight forward while straightening your left leg behind you. Your left foot ought to stay off the ground the whole time.
6 - Exhale and flex your left foot while hugging your right foot to your upper arm. Breathe into the pose for an instant.
7 - To unharness from the pose, draw your left foot back to the front of your mat in an exceedingly slow, controlled movement. From there, reverse your path to induce the pose by moving back through Utkatasana till you are standing. When you are prepared, repeat the opposite aspect.

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The Advantages of the Flying Pigeon Pose

1 - Improves wrist, core, shoulder, and arm strength
2 - Extend the hips and inner thighs and stretch the glutes.
3 - It improves balance in your body.
4 - Builds certainty and helps overcome fears and limitations.
5 - Improve your hip flexor and lower back muscle flexibility while aiding digestion.

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