Reclined Pigeon Pose (Supta Kapotasana)

Reclined Pigeon Pose (Supta Kapotasana)

EFFECT: Stretches hips, calms.


GAZE: Up toward the ceiling or eyes closed

PRECEDING POSES: Bound Angle, Seated Wide Leg Forward Fold

COUNTERPOSES: Knees into Chest, Reclining Hand-to-Toe pose

PRECAUTIONS: If your hips are extremely tight, you can leave your bottom foot on the ground and keep your arms relaxed along side you.


1. Lie on your back. Bend your knees and place your feet on the mat.

2. Place your right ankle just above your left knee.

3. Slide your right hand through the space between your legs and grab behind your left thigh with both hands. Draw your left thigh toward your chest. Flex your right foot and press your knee toward the wall in front of you. Repeat on the other side.

TIP: To deepen the stretch, try grabbing the top of your shin instead of the back of your thigh. This will allow you to draw the
top leg closer to your chest.

How to perform Reclined Pigeon Pose (Supta Kapotasana) #yoga #yogatips #thefitjoy

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