Pigeon pose

Pigeon pose

Pigeon pose overview

Pigeon pose is another great foundation pose that is wise to master. This position is the precursor to much of the leg behind head sequence of poses. Starting with the front leg bent at whatever degree is comfortable, the hips are rolled forwards so that as much of the stretch comes from the hip joint, rather than the back.

Progressions before this pose

All contortion poses can be broken down into relevant progressions. Take a look at the regressions that are relevant for this pose. If you’re working towards the current pose, mastering these below will help you on your way.

Advanced progressions

If you’ve mastered this pose take a look below for more advanced variations