Because of the position that runner’s and cyclists put their bodies in day after day- flexing forward- It is imperative that we teach our bodies to go the other direction. That is by having flexible hips. The pidgeon pose is ONE of the BEST ways to stretch and strengthen the hips. The objective of any and all stretches to PREVENT injury. Me especially! In fact, I can barely do this pose. Need all the props just to get me in the right position. (Note: use the blocks to help you! I’m such a tough a** that I always refuse them even though I can’t do the POSE!) This is why I decided to include this video in today’s post. There are about 25 ways to modify this pose so that each and every person has a unique place to be in the pose.
Here are some very precise directions on how to modify the pidgeon pose in Yoga to increase the suppleness and flexibility of the hips.
If you have a favorite way to stretch your hips, please post a comment! If you are a non – stretcher, admit it! Your body needs it.