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Asana – Seat of Ekapada Rajakapotasana : King Pigeon

Working toward Ekapadarajakapotasana (one legged king pigeon) and openings for shoulder, spine and inner groin.The difficulty and complexity of the pose is immense, and starts with the legs. One hip is in an extended position,while the other is in a flexed and externally rotated position. This creates difficulty in balancing and aligning the pelvis, and makes moving evenly in the spine and sacrum challenging. Another challenge is the opening of chest and shoulders that enables you to reach overhead and hold the foot without collapsing and compressing the lumbar spine.

To prepare for Eka Pada Rajakapotasana learn standing poses, Adho Mukha, Adho Mukha Vrksasana, Pincha Mayurasana, Ustrasana, Urdhva Mukha Svanasana, Urdhva Dhanurasana, Dwi Pada Viparita Dandasana, Kapotasana, Eka Pada Viparita Dandasana, Chakra Bandhasana and back arches with props.

Cora Wen

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