Restorative Yoga Sequence
Relax and Renew: A Restorative Yoga Sequence
Even when Pigeon feels tough, breathe deep, and relax into it the best you can. After a while, you'll be surprised at how calming this pose can feel:
- After Camel Pose, place your palms flat on your mat, and press back to Downward Facing Dog. Step both feet together, and bring your right knee forward between your hands and lower your body so your outer right leg is resting on the mat.
- If your hips are more open, then inch your right foot away from you. Make sure your left hip is always pointing down toward the mat.
- Stay here with your hands resting on your hips or your right leg, or walk your hands out in front of you, allowing your torso to rest over your right knee.
- Hold here, breathing into any areas of tightness and tension for at least 10 breaths. Once you're ready, plant your hands on the floor and push your right leg to the sky for a quick Three-Legged Dog to give your hips a little release. Then come back to Downward Facing Dog before performing Pigeon on your left side.