The seated pigeon pose is great for those who sit at a desk all day long! It’s perfect for opening up tight hips caused from sitting for long periods at a time.
How to do Seated Pigeon Pose
- While seated in your chair, place both feet flat on the floor with your ankles directly below your knees.
- Bring your right knee up to the chest and give it a good hug. Cross your right leg over the left at a 90-degree angle, keeping the foot flexed as to not place pressure on the knee. Rest your right ankle on your left thigh, just above the left knee.
- Maintain equal weight distributed between the sitting bones while staying in an upright seated position.
- You should feel a gentle to moderate stretch on the outermost part of the right thigh.
- Hold 5 to 10 breaths before switching sides.
If you can set aside just a few minutes during your workday to take some deep breaths, clear your mind, and stretch your tight muscles with these yoga poses, your body will thank you, and you can move through your day healthier, happier, and more stress-free!
- Opens the hip joint
- Lengthens the hip flexor
- Stretches the thighs, and glute muscles
- Stimulates the internal organs
- Increases hip flexibility
- Improves posture, alignment, and overall suppleness
- Lessens or alleviates sciatic pain
- Diminishes lower back pain and stiffness