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Pigeon Pose works to open tight hips.

  • From Downward Facing Dog, step both feet together, and bring your left knee forward between your hands, so your outer left leg is resting on the mat. If your hips are more open, then inch your left foot away from you. Make sure your right hip is always pointing down toward the mat.
  • Stay here with your hands resting on your hips or your left leg, or walk your hands out in front of you, allowing your torso to rest over your left knee.
  • Hold here, breathing into any areas of tightness and tension for at least five breaths. Then place your hands on the mat in front of you, tuck your right toes, and step your left foot back in Downward Dog. Repeat Pigeon on the right side.