EKA PADA RAJA KAPOTASANA BY WHITNEY REED

Yoga teacher, meditation teacher and massage therapist, San Francisco

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I love this pose, also known as « pigeon pose », because of it’s grounding and relaxing qualities. As I am doing this pose, I focus on the sensations of my legs against the earth and the movement of my breath in my hips. This helps draw my consciousness into my body and calms my mind. Other ways this pose benefits me are opening the thighs, groins, psoas and abdomen, stimulating the abdominal organs, opening the shoulders and chest. It also deeply releases the sacrum.