Body Maintenance Yoga – Standing Pigeon Pose

It’s time for some Body Maintenance Yoga with @beckylitwicki

This standing pigeon pose is a great way to improve balance, mobilize the hips, and build strength in the core and legs.

  • Start by standing with your feet together or hip-width apart.
  • Find a point to focus on that isn’t moving.
  • Lift your right foot and cross your ankle over your left thigh. Sit the hips back and down (the deeper you go the more you’ll open the hip.
  • Keep the elevated foot gently flexed (so the bottom of the foot faces away from your body). This will activate the muscles in the leg and help protect the knee.
  • Hold for 5 – 8 deep breaths. Try to come out slowly.

Turn up the heat: Extend your arms up overhead while keeping the chest lifted, low belly pulled in, and the tailbone reaching towards the floor to further engage your core.