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Half Pigeon Pose

Eka Pada Rajakapotasana

Benefits

Stretches arms and legs, strengthens upper body.

Step 1

Begin in Downward Facing Dog.

Step 2

Step one foot forward, into a low lunge, setting your foot closer to your opposite hand.

Step 3

Allow your back knee to lower to your mat, as you tip your front knee to open your front hip.

Step 4

Keep your hands on the floor, and sit up tall – be sure to keep your hips facing forward.

Step 5

Hold this pose for a couple of breaths.

Step 6

Step your front leg back, and press into Downward Facing Dog.

Step 7

Repeat on your opposite side.

Tip

This pose also makes for an excellent dragon with a long tail!

 

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