Start off in regular pigeon:
Bend forward and rest your chest on the ground and hold this stretch. Then, lift your torso back up to the regular pigeon, place your hand on the shin of your straight leg, and pull it in towards your back. Hold this stretch as well. Once you’re comfortable, try moving on to a bound pigeon variation such as this:
Make sure you also take the time to stretch out your back. Attaining flexibility in the back is just as important as the flexibility in your legs for this posture. Stretch your back in cobra, bow pose, and camel pose. Continue to stretch until you are able to bring one or both of your arms back and reach your foot to your head. For a video demo on how to do this, click here.
Hope this helps guys!:) Good luck, and message me if there are any other questions or poses your would like me to address. xoxoxoxo
When trying to learn a new pose (“asana”), don’t just simply look at a picture and try to mock it. You may end up doing it incorrectly and seriously hurting yourself. Take it from me, I learned that the hard way when trying to do my headstand and ended up tweaking my neck because I wasn’t doing it right.
In order to find a demonstration that shows you how to get into the pose properly, either try searching for a demo on youtube or download this app (it’s my favorite): Yoga Studio. It gives you step-by-step instructions on how to get into each pose, as well as helpful tips and video clips!
Hope this helps a little!!
Safe yoga-ing :) xoxoxoxo