Pigeon Hip Stretch
The Pigeon Hip Stretch is a yoga pose that involves bringing one leg forward and bending it at a 90-degree angle, while extending the other leg behind you. This stretch helps to open up the hips and increase flexibility in the lower body.
Pigeon Hip Stretch Instructions
- Start in a tabletop position with your hands and knees on the ground.
- Bring your right knee forward and place it behind your right wrist.
- Extend your left leg behind you, keeping your hips square to the ground.
- Slowly lower your body down to the ground, resting on your forearms or forehead.
- Hold the stretch for 30 seconds to 2 minutes, breathing deeply.
- Slowly come out of the stretch by pushing yourself back up to tabletop position.
- Repeat on the other side.
Pigeon Hip Stretch Form & Visual
Pigeon Hip Stretch Benefits
- Increases flexibility and range of motion in the hips
- Relieves tension and tightness in the hip muscles
- Improves posture and alignment of the pelvis
- Can help alleviate lower back pain
- May improve athletic performance in activities that require hip mobility, such as running or dancing
Pigeon Hip Stretch Muscles Worked
- Hip flexors
- Lower back
Pigeon Hip Stretch Variations & Alternatives
- Modified Pigeon Hip Stretch
- Standing Pigeon Hip Stretch
- Seated Pigeon Hip Stretch
- Supine Pigeon Hip Stretch
- Thread the Needle Hip Stretch