Featured Asana: Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana

Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana (King Pigeon Pose)

eka = one

pada = foot

raja = king

kapota = pigeon or dove

About the pose:

The full posture is suitable for intermediate students; however, even the modified pose (picture) has great benefits as it  opens the hip flexors and hip rotating muscles. This modified pose is a passive stretching pose and as such it should be held for several minutes to allow for the muscles to release. A blanket can be placed under the hip of the bend knee to ensure symmetry of the pelvis.

Key muscle groups:

In the modified pose thighs, groin, hip flexors and hip rotators are  stretched.


–          relieves sciatic tension and lower back pain

–          stimulates abdominal organs
Enjoy your practice!



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