What it is: Calming pigeon pose is often done in yoga classes as the last pose before final rest pose. Our variation is from a seated position, so students can do this pose right at their desks in the classroom. This would be great as a quick yoga break before or after lunch/recess or even as a brain break between long lessons.
Why we love it: Categorized as a calming hip opener, pigeon pose stretches the hip area in two different ways – increasing the rotation of the femur bone in the hip socket, and lengthening the psoas muscle (the muscle that connects).
How to do it (seated variation):
The chair variation that we offer here is perfect for the classroom because it doesn’t require a lot of space. It also doesn’t put as much stress on the hips as the floor version – which makes it perfect as a one-off pose to try during your day (versus the floor variation which should be worked up to with a series of moves to warm up the hips).
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