Active Pigeon: Impact & Aftermath

I'd like to share with you guys some really cool things that have emerged ever since my yoga community adopted Active Pigeon pose and began to shy away from Sleeping Pigeon. It started here 4 months ago (wow right?!) when I first presented the case against Sleeping Pigeon pose inhibiting the deep stabilizers of the hip … Continue reading Active Pigeon: Impact & Aftermath

Yoga Pose Breakdown: Active Pigeon

Here's the quick guide to both performing and mastering Active Pigeon Pose. Sanskrit: Sakriya Kapotasana Sakriya - Active Kapotasana - Pigeon Goal/Intention: To engage the superficial and deep muscles of the hips and pelvis.  This aids in hip/pelvic stability and balance. Instruction: From Downward Dog, lift one of your legs and shift your torso forward … Continue reading Yoga Pose Breakdown: Active Pigeon

Yoga Injuries: Sleeping/Half Pigeon Part III: Soooo Now What?

Congrats!  You made it to Part III, the final installation of this rather lengthy journey detailing the hidden dangers of one of our favorite poses, Sleeping Pigeon.  Even though your brain may feel taxed, know that your hips will forever thank you for it. First, here's a quick recap of the main points on Part … Continue reading Yoga Injuries: Sleeping/Half Pigeon Part III: Soooo Now What?

Yoga Injuries: Sleeping/Half Pigeon Part II: Community Dogma & Alternatives

Hello again everyone!  Welcome to Part II of my Yoga Injuries series specifically focusing on Sleeping/Half Pigeon.  In case you missed it Part I was where I connected all the dots which led to the conclusion that folding forward in Pigeon pose destabilized your hip and allowed the weight of your torso to further grind … Continue reading Yoga Injuries: Sleeping/Half Pigeon Part II: Community Dogma & Alternatives

Yoga Injuries: Sleeping/Half Pigeon Part I: The Anatomy

Hey everyone! This article marks the start of a 3 part series I'll be doing on yoga injuries, specifically pertaining to our favorite, Sleeping/Half Pigeon pose.  So get your candles out and prepare to light them in remembrance, as this series is going to be a tough one to swallow.  Half Pigeon, or Sleeping Pigeon, is … Continue reading Yoga Injuries: Sleeping/Half Pigeon Part I: The Anatomy