3 Ways to Make Flying Pigeon Pose Work for You

Ever try a yoga pose and feel like your body just doesn’t make that shape? Erin Motz has three ideas to help you get your Flying Pigeon off the ground.
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Ever try a yoga pose and feel like your body just doesn’t make that shape? Erin Motz has three ideas to help you get your Flying Pigeon off the ground.
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Ever try a yoga pose and feel like your body just doesn’t make that shape? Erin Motz (a.k.a. the Bad Yogi) has three ideas to help you get your Flying Pigeon off the ground. (Just try!)

The first time I saw this pose in a magazine, I was amazed. I thought, how is it possible for the human body to suspend itself like this when gravity is working against us?! I was absolutely determined—no, obsessed—with finding a way to make this pose happen in my practice. Call it ego or persistance, but however you name it, it was all about the conquest of this one for me. Of course, it’s also worth mentioning that the moment you actually “get” a difficult pose like this one, do you know what happens? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Nothing changes, you won’t feel different, and sparks won’t fly. It’s just another step on the road in this yoga journey. So relax, take it one step at a time, and remember that in time, you CAN learn to do this. Enjoy the process of learning and refining the little things along the way, not just “sticking” the fancy pose. The yoga police won’t come after you if you haven’t mastered it in a certain time frame, I promise!

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