Fire Log Pose (Double Pigeon) opens the hips and the groin, and releases tension, anxiety, and pent-up stress. Note: Warm up the body and hips with some Sun Salutations before diving right into this deeper hip-opener.
How to do it: Stack the legs ankle-to-knee, ankle-to-knee like fire logs. Flex the feet and actually let the top foot hang off the bottom thigh a bit if this is accessible to you, framing the knees with the feet. Sit on a block, or place blocks/a rolled blanket/towels under the thighs for greater access in the pose if the hips are too tight to move into this without props. Once set up, fold the upper half of the body forward. Keep the sit bones on the ground and use the weight of the body to move more deeply into the pose. Breathe evenly and deeply and hold the pose for 2-10 minutes on each side.
Bethany Lyons is a powerful leader, creator, community builder and co-founder of Lyons Den Power Yoga, Manhattan's only Baptiste-style yoga studio. Bethany is a classically trained ballet dancer, Certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher and Master Instructor at SoulCycle. In co-founding Lyons Den Power Yoga, Bethany seeks to showcase the endless possibilities all around us and to show up in a big way for her students and in her life.