Hatha Yoga

10 min

4 Ways to Customize Your Pigeon Pose

with Amber Karnes


Not a fan of pigeon? Try these four non-traditional versions of eka pada raja kapotasana designed to help you reap the pose's benefits without all the discomfort. After turning pigeon on its back and exploring standing, seated, and super-propped variations, you may just find a new love for the pose! 

Props: chair, 3-5 blankets or bolster, 2 blocks, strap

Thank you to JadeYoga, the official mat of Yoga International.

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Amber Karnes

Amber Karnes

Amber Karnes is the founder of Body Positive Yoga. She’s a ruckus maker, yoga asana teacher, social justice advocate, and a lifelong student of her body. Her commitment to intersectional, adaptive... Read more>>