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

Which Layer Should I Take?

In yoga and even in exercise we get a lot of different options when it comes to moving our bodies.  Often times these are called: layers, modifications, add-ons, etc.  Good teachers/coaches give a lot of these as they allow their students to customize.  Usually the intentions behind these may be to soften the pose/exercise or to … Continue reading Which Layer Should I Take?

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