Prepare for and Learn Kapotasana

with Johnna Smith

Style: Hatha Yoga

Duration: 10 min

Intensity: Moderate

Props: None

Class Description

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.

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Johnna Smith

Johnna Smith

Johnna Smith is an international yoga teacher and lead yoga teacher at Ashtanga Yoga School Charlotte. Johnna's dharma is to awaken people to joy, which is our divine birthright. Johnna's workshops,... Read more>>  

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