Intro to Prenatal Yoga : Pigeon Pose for Prenatal Yoga

Intro to Prenatal Yoga : Pigeon Pose for Prenatal Yoga


A favorite pose of many yogis is Pigeon Pose.
We have made a nice modification for Pigeon Pose so you can also experience it in prenatal
yoga. I am going to have Emily here coming into Table Top, hands and knees. Now when
you’re in Pigeon Pose in normal yoga you literally have got your leg sideways, laying down on
to the belly and this way the baby takes no stress. Take your knee, and come into it slowly,
up to the hand. Now you want full extension of that back leg. Slowly lower down, see how
she has tucked her toes. Lift your leg off the ground and gently lower the thigh down
and then release the foot fully back, full extension of that back leg. Now very slowly
start to lower down and you might want to move that knee slightly over to the side to
make room for the baby, lower down gently, perfect. You know what I’m going to get you
a pillow. Take your blanket and place your forehead on your pillow. Now notice a few
things in here. The most important part in Pigeon Pose is not how far down you get but
the hips are level. I know that she has nice beautiful perfect level hips. The last thing
you want to do is drop to one side and then you are losing all the benefits of the pose.
Also literally beautiful length down the spine and beautiful length down the leg and she
has relaxed into it so let’s let her stay here.

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