Eka Pada Galavasana (Flying Pigeon)
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 is the editor of Yoga International and has been teaching yoga since 2005. She loves to write about ways to make challenging poses more accessible, the power of language in yoga culture, and to offer encouragement and advice to new yoga teachers. Though she initially trained in alignment-based styles of yoga (which continue to inform her practice and teaching), Kat likes teaching vinyasa flow best of all. Read her work and take her classes here on Yoga International!