Style: Hatha Yoga
Duration: 10 min
In this blend of tutorial and practice you’ll open and prepare your body for a skillfully executed kapotasana (pigeon pose).
You’ll begin in virasana (hero pose), then move into lunges to stretch the psoas. After that, you’ll learn how to deepen your shoulder-opening in wheel and how to do “thigh push-ups” to develop the strength required of your legs for kapotasana.
When it’s time to practice pigeon pose, Johnna gives you plenty of time to experiment with slowly moving into it stage by stage, at a level that’s right for you. First you’ll explore moving into the backbend with hands at heart, then with hands on the outside of your heels, then with hands on your heels, and finally, with hands on the floor behind you for the more challenging version of the pose.