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How to do Pigeon Pose – 30 Day Yoga Challenge – Day 21

If you’re looking to stretch your glutes and open your hips, the pigeon pose is brilliant – here’s how

Welcome to day 21 of Healthista’s 30 Day Yoga Challenge, with leading London yoga teacher, Sarah Malcolm (@sarahmalcs), where you learn in detail a different pose or aspect of yoga every day.

If you’re just joining us, click here to go to day one and see below for links to the other days in the series.  Today’s in-depth pose is the Pigeon Pose, known in Sanskrit as Rajakapotasana.

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Pigeon pose

Day 21 of our 30 day yoga challenge brings us to Pigeon Pose, which is our teacher Sarah’s favourite pose.

Sarah says ‘it’s great for not only opening the hips, stretching the front of the hip flexor and the outs of the hips but also finding space all the way in the outside of the glute.’

If you’re looking for a yoga pose to improve your hips and your bum, Pigeon Pose will do the trick.

Our 30 day yoga challenge

Each day you will be learning a new aspect to the practice, so in a month you will have learned the basic yoga poses in depth and participate in classes or do a proper sequence yourself.

Shockingly to most people, yoga is a meditation that anyone can do. You don’t need a specific body type to master the practice, you just need the right skills – and you don’t need to be bendy!  Our 30 day challenge will give you the skills to become a true yogi.

Follow Sarah on Instagram @sarahmalcs

In our video series, Sarah is dressed by lululemon

30 Day Yoga Challenge:

30 Day Yoga Challenge with Sarah Malcolm – Day 20

30 Day Yoga Challenge with Sarah Malcolm – Day 19

30 Day Yoga Challenge with Sarah Malcolm – Day 18

30 Day Yoga Challenge with Sarah Malcolm – Day 17

30 Day Yoga Challenge with Sarah Malcolm – Day 16

30 Day Yoga Challenge with Sarah Malcolm – Day 15

30 Day Yoga Challenge with Sarah Malcolm – Day 14

30 Day Yoga Challenge with Sarah Malcolm – Day 13

30 Day Yoga Challenge with Sarah Malcolm – Day 12

30 Day Yoga Challenge with Sarah Malcolm – Day 11

30 Day Yoga Challenge with Sarah Malcolm – Day 10

30 Day Yoga Challenge with Sarah Malcolm – Day 9

30 Day Yoga Challenge with Sarah Malcolm – Day 8

30 Day Yoga Challenge with Sarah Malcolm – Day 7

30 Day Yoga Challenge with Sarah Malcolm – Day 6

30 Day Yoga Challenge with Sarah Malcolm – Day 5

30 Day Yoga Challenge with Sarah Malcolm – Day 4

30 Day Yoga Challenge with Sarah Malcolm – Day 3

30 Day Yoga Challenge with Sarah Malcolm – Day 2

30 Day Yoga Challenge with Sarah Malcolm – Day 1

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