8 reasons to practice Pigeon Pose!

Pigeon Pose or Eka Pada Rajakapotasana, the best for Hip Opener. 

In a previous post, I wrote about the Psoas muscle and how important it is for our practice. Briefly I would like to introduce the 8 reasons why everyone should practice Pigeon pose.

Today I would like to focus on this Asana, Pigeon pose, that helps to open our hips.  To get into the pose, I suggest to practice Suryanamaskara. From the downward facing dog, it’s possible to reach this asana very comfortably.

The benefit of this asana is focused in the ”lower core part” and the upper part of the legs. Therefore the benefit of this Asana are:

  • Opens the hip joints;
  • Lengthens  the hip flexor;
  • Extends the psoas and groins;
  • Stretched the thigs and the gluteal;
  • Helps with urinatory disorder;
  • Increase hip flexibility;
  • Diminishes Lower back pain and stiffness;
  • Negative feeling are released while practicing;


This asana is always on my list when I practice my Hip Opener routine. I usually practice 10 different asanas per time and keep them for 10 breath. If you would like to know which is my Hip Opener routine, let me know!




A Yoga Teacher with the passion of Calisthenics. I've been studying Yoga in India and I got the 200Hr Certificate as Ashtanga Teacher. I have been curious always about free body workout and now I have abandoned weight already 4 years.

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