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.
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.
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.
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In our video series, Sarah is dressed by lululemon