The pigeon pose is considered one of the most aesthetically pleasing and beneficial asanas, symbolizing the king of pigeons, Rajakapot. It’s important to gradually master the pose, advancing to the next stage only when the previous stage is comfortable and does not cause any discomfort in the muscles or spine.
- Begin by sitting on the floor with your legs extended in front of you.
- Bend your right knee and bring your foot to your groin, ensuring that your right knee is ideally resting on the floor.
- Carefully pull your left leg back, keeping it as straight as possible while the front surface of the leg touches the floor.
- Place your palms on your lower back and arch back as far as possible, holding the position.
- Lower your hands to the floor, bend your left knee, and bring it towards your head. Reach for your left foot with your right hand, then your left hand, and hold the position.
- Return to the starting position in reverse order.
This asana is particularly beneficial for urogenital disorders as it significantly improves blood circulation in that area. It also helps develop spinal flexibility and has a significant impact on the endocrine glands, including the thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, and sex glands for both men and women.
Note: It’s important to avoid practicing this asana during periods of disease exacerbation. It’s recommended to gradually progress with the guidance of an instructor.