Real talk: There’s no quick way to become more flexible. That’s not to say you should cross it off your list of fitness goals, though, it just means you’ll have to work harder to get there. A great place to start is with yoga. And one move that definitely needs to be added to your practice is pigeon pose.
This of my favourite of all hip openers, which are asanas that can help loosen up tight joints and release any emotional tension stuck there. As such, pigeon pose (a.k.a. Kapotasana) is deeply healing, yet super challenging. It requires you to engage both mentally and physically. When you start to feel a push back from your body, that’s when you really need to lean into it and trust that you’ve got this!
If this sounds a little scary to you, don’t worry. Below, I’ll break down the pose step by step….