The benefits of: Pigeon Pose.

Eka Pada Rajakapotasana / One Legged King Pigeon pose. A lovely pose to help release hip restrictions, try this easy version.

Pigeon Pose. Orla Crosse. MISCP.
Pigeon Pose. Orla Crosse. MISCP.


Hip mobility and strength. Helps encourage breath into the back of your lungs.


Begin on all fours, with your knees directly below your hips, and your hands slightly under your shoulders.

Slide your right knee forward to the back of your right wrist; at the same time angle your right shin under your torso and bring your right foot in front of your left knee. The outside of your right shin will now rest on the floor.

Slowly slide your left leg back, straightening the knee and descending the front of the thigh to the floor.

Place a supporting yoga block under your right hip. Lower the outside of your right buttock to the block.

Exhale and lay your torso down on the inner right thigh for 4-6 breaths. Stretch your arms forward.

To come out of position, carefully slide the left knee forwards, back to all fours and relax. Well done, try on the opposite side.


Knee cartilage or meniscus issues, ensure no pain at the knee.

Assist yourself by:

Block under back leg hip, block under forehead, prop wherever you see a gap.