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Jan 09

Eka Pada Kapotasana: How to Practice Pigeon Pose for All Levels of Mobility

By Arhanta Yoga | Asana Tutorial

Eka Pada (Raja) Kapotasana, or Pigeon Pose, is probably one of the most misunderstood yoga poses. The ‘full’ and rather famous version of the pose, which is the so-called King Pigeon, includes an overhead grip that requires a deep backbend and considerable mobility in the shoulders and chest. In this article we will talk about the foundation for the famous One-Legged King Pigeon Pose: the One-Legged Pigeon Pose. This pose not only creates the base for this famous and very sought-after King Pigeon variation, but is a beneficial and effective pose by itself.

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Oct 16

5 Important Reasons You Should Never Skip Sun Salutations

By Arhanta Yoga | blog , Yoga and physical / mental health

Have you ever felt like starting your yoga practice by jumping straight into your favorite pose? Sometimes we are so excited – or crunched for time – to get into our asana practice that in the process, we skip the practice of sun salutations. Read about the five most important reasons why traditional yoga classes begin with Surya Namaskara, or Sun Salutation.

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