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Arching Pigeon

This variation of Pigeon pose stretches the glutes, hip flexors, and lower abs while increasing spinal flexibility.

  • From Seated Straddle, sit up, bend your left knee, and extend your right leg behind you.
  • Place your hands on your hips, and gently arch your back. You should feel a nice stretch in the front of your left hip, but if this variation is painful, then lean forward, placing your hands on the floor in front of you.
  • Hold for five or more breaths, and then repeat this pose with the right knee forward.
Photos: Jenny Sugar at Laughing River Yoga Studio

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