This common hip opener is supposed to feel good. But Bad Yogi Erin Motz says if all you feel is awkward, the magic is in the modifications.
This passive variation of One-Legged King Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana), commonly called “Pigeon” can be a tricky pose to practice. And I suppose that’s why we see it executed improperly so often.
I totally understand why. It’s awkward! It’s asymmetrical, which tends to feel unnatural. So how can yogis find a sense of “ease” in a posturee that doesn’t seem to have a neutral point? The magic is in the modifications. Modify and anything is possible.
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