Eka Pada Galavasana (Flying Pigeon)

June 20, 2014    BY Kat Heagberg

The essence of the Sanskrit term svātantrya could be described as “self-weaving," as it's associated with the freedom of coming to know our core self. Regular asana practice helps us to embody this wisdom and make it a reality, especially with expansive poses such as eka pada galavasana (flying pigeon). We'll create the space we need within the body in order to "fly" by linking the breath to movement and opening the hips. All the while, expert tips and prop suggestions will keep us safe and grounded.

Props (suggested): 2 yoga blocks. 

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Kat Heagberg
Kat Heagberg is the editor of Yoga International. She's been teaching yoga since 2005 and has completed the Himalayan Institute's 500-hour teacher training along with numerous 200-hour teacher trainings, including those in the styles of Alignment-Based Vinyasa, Alignment-Based Hatha, and Anusara Yoga. She also completed prenatal teacher training with Sue Elkind and doula training at Birthingway College of Midwifery in Portland, Oregon. Kat especially enjoys geeking-out on anatomy, philosophy,... Read more>>

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