Eka pada rajakapotasana (One-Legged King Pigeon Pose)
The one-legged king pigeon pose is indicated in order to improve hip flexibility and to benefit the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve can be stretched for all its length thanks to this pose and sciatica can be prevented or, if present, the exercise can help soothe the pain. Since the position uses the gravity force this can be a good occasion to relax and focus the attention on the breath.
Begin on your hands and knees on the yoga mat. Bend the left leg , bring it between your hands and extend the right leg.
it should be positioned below the right thigh. Be sure that the pelvis are centred.
By exhaling lower the torso and head to the floor, walk the hands forward.
Stay in this pose for some breaths, then lift the torso, breath and go in the child’s pose (see previous lessons) for some seconds.
Repeat with the other leg.