Poses 34/52: Eka Pada Rajakapotasana

2014-08-24 15.14.36 One Legged King Pigeon Pose. Whoa. This pose is major. Like, really. An insane backbend, ridiculous hip opener, bizarrely hard to balance, wild shoulder opener, and a CRAZY strong thigh stretch. I've avoided it for many years, but have been trying to focus on it more in the past month of so.

The other day I got closer than ever before...insta-evidence featured above.

2aef34d4a872cb3f2cb217788a9a01d1 79fb9bd8c21ea224d3b058ab16f2e891 4060194cfb82b79a2f5711ae51ca2017 You can't just learn this pose by itself...it requires a ton of yoga experience opening up a bunch of different areas of the body. However, Ekhart Yoga has a decent video giving some tips and tricks:

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