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Eka Pada Galavasana - Flying pigeon pose

How to do Eka Pada Galavasana – Flying Pigeon pose (video tutorial)

Eka Pada Galavasana (Flying pigeon pose) is an advanced arm balance in yoga. It requires a deep hip opening, arm strength, core strength and strength in the hamstring, next to a sense of balance. This tutorial will tell you how to do Eka Pada Galavasana (Flying pigeon pose).



Arm balances

Eka Pada Galavasana and other arm balances are often seen as poses that require a lot of strength. Partially you need strength, but what you need more, is a sense of balance. It this case the balance is challenged by the back leg that – as soon as you’re in the pose – has to be straightened. Your chest and head are the counter balance for this leg. Moving the chest and head forward makes it easier to straighten the back leg.

For the full tutorial of Eka Pada Galavasana (Flying pigeon pose) check out this online video tutorial.


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