How-To Yoga Videos

Flying Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Galavasana)

  1. Begin standing in Tadasana about a third of the way back from the front border
  2. Inhale, come into Utkatasana
  3. Exhale, cross the right ankle to the outside of the left thigh
  4. Press into the right big toe mound and draw the outer border of the foot back towards the outer knee
  5. Inhale here, then exhale, fold forward until the arms and torso are parallel to the floor
  6. Pause, then place the hands on the floor 6-8 inches in front of the left foot
  7. Hook the right foot around the left upper arm and rest the right knee on the right upper arm
  8. Use action of the pinky toe side of the right foot to keep the foot high on the left upper arm
  9. Shift forward in space until the elbows are over the wrists
  10. Extend the sternum away from the navel and roll the heads of the upper arms back and up away from the floor
  11. Left the left heel towards the left buttock
  12. Pause, making sure the pose thus far is stable
  13. Then extend the sternum forward any amount more to balance the weight of the left leg as start to extend the left foot back
  14. Spin the left inner thigh to the ceiling and press back with the left big toe mound
  15. Hold for 5-10 breaths and then place the left foot on the floor, step the right foot back into Plank and take a Vinyasa
  16. Repeat on the other side