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