Pigeon Pose / Eka pada Rajakapotasana, Yoga pose

Pigeon Pose / Eka pada Rajakapotasana, Yoga pose

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  1. Esther….do you have any suggestions to prepare the hamstrings for the intense contraction required to flex the calf when drawn in by the hand? The hamstring cramps when I start to draw it in toward the buttock. Many thanks

  2. Ms. Ekhart explained this pose beautifully!  Thank you!  Using downward dog to get into this position make so much sense.

  3. Hi Esther! I tried my best to do this pose, but couldn't get my front leg in the correct position, but I'll continue to practice as no doubt I will get it there eventually.
    Thank you for your excellent instruction. :)

  4. I have a question.  Some people say that the pigeon pose can be bad for your hips if you do it regularly for years.  Has anyone else heard this?  I saw it on the news one day.

  5. Thanks so much. I have been trying to do this pose correctly. Your instruction is crystal clear 

  6. Someone asked the question about the non-bent knee hurting after the pose – I used a small foam pillow for the straight leg. I have serious osteoarthritis and after a short period of time using blocks pillows and bolsters to get started, I have only the little pillow – I love this pose.

  7. Omg my hips and back feel so free

  8. This is very helpful, thanks. i am doing stretch class at the moment and my instructer is adament about the front leg being in a straight line to the knee. I can't do it and keep my hips square without feeling it pull in my knee, and even then my front leg seem to spring back towards my groin anyway! I don't want to offend my instructor but think I will just be less worried about keeping my front leg straight,as it is only my third class coming up!

  9. Lydia Jane Graeff

    I actually am in physical therapy now because I got a little overzealous with this pose and damage my sciatic nerve. I have been unable to walk or sit without discomfort since I did it. This instructor has a good point about using blocks under the buttocks. I should've done that instead of trying to be a rockstar in class! If your hip flexors or hamstrings are tight, and you feel a burning…don't do the forward fold!!! I can't wait for my nerve to heal so I can do this pose properly again.

  10. Esther, your yoga instruction and explanations are great on all your videos. So clearly demonstrated and explained and such lovely technique. Thank you! :-)

  11. I love this version of pigeon pose, it was very eloquently demonstrated. Namaste

  12. While I'm doing this pose I feel very open and I don't feel discomfort anywhere. After I'm done my left knee hurts, sort of like a dull pain. Is this a problem or could this be my knee opening and growing stronger?

  13. i love your videos Esther !!! thanks so much <3

  14. i like doing yogurt it stretches me llol

  15. nice triceps 😉

  16. Been practicing this pose for a few days now and it's really helping with my sciatic pain. I love it.

  17. @NEAL31124 Nice.

  18. Pigeon pose is largely responsible for the complete relief of sciatica I used to have in my right hip. This is a great pose! And thanks for explaining about how to position the flexed leg…I always just tried to move it forward and it torqued my knee.

  19. my friend was tellin me about how he did a dirty pigeon today..i thought he was joking

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