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Full Pigeon Pose Preparation


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𝗢𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝗮 𝗯𝗹𝘂𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝗼𝗻…. I always wonder why this pose is called the King Pigeon Pose – Rajakapotasana. It does not look like any of the other Pigeon shapes at all. This pose is more of an extension to camel, or Ustrasana (another pose that I am not sure why it’s called camel 😅).

Certain poses for me is a “hit or miss” or “once in a blue moon” pose. It means that these poses are challenging enough that we rarely get it.

I used to think that “practice makes perfect”, and “practice and all is coming.”

While we know: 1. There is no perfect and it’s not about being perfect. 2. Sometimes, even when we practice the pose may not happen all the time.

Our body is different every day. If we continue to seek “poses” as our goals, we will feel frustrated, and for some of us, we may even give up. 😞

Instead, we should focus on how we feel in the pose, and when I say “the pose”, I mean any amount of the pose. Observe our body and acknowledge that our body is different every day and many circumstances may affect our “performance” on the day.

Let’s learn to be okay when the pose does not happen, and see that as information and feed on where our body needs a bit more work or opening. 🙂

When I say, “King Pigeon Preparation”. It does not mean this is a warm-up to get into the goal of doing the real pose, although, that may happen.

Instead, I am giving you some tips to practice the pose, ANY AMOUNT of the pose.

If you can only go to Step 1? That’s good! Now, you can proceed to Step 2? Great!

That’s progress. 💯

Instead of thinking you either need to do the full pose or “sitting it out” because it’s difficult, consider doing “something” that will lead you close to it. 💪

If you’re up to the challenge of the Pigeon Pose, give it a try & tell me about your experience in the comments!

𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗽𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗲!

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