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Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana I
(One-Legged King Pigeon Pose I)

How to perform One-Legged King Pigeon Pose I

Bend backward as you reach out to take hold of your back leg. Use a belt if necessary.

What is Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana 1?

An advanced backbend, this pose is typically used closer to the end of a backbend sequence, as it works deeply into the whole back rib cage, as well as the hips and groins. It starts to even out the two sides of the pelvis and in that way actually helps to release any unintended imbalances that might have been caused by other poses in the sequence.

When and how to do Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana 1?

This pose works deeply into the hips and the whole back rib cage. It can offer relief from stiffness in the shoulders and neck. The lumbar spine also benefits from the extension. This pose teaches us to release and soften even in the most intense of poses.