Last Updated on September 24, 2021 by melissanreynolds
Seated Pidgeon pose is a great way to gently stretch the large muscles of our upper legs and around our hips.
Seated Pidgeon Pose is Good For
- Psoas region/hips
It can help with sciatica. By releasing tension in the areas it stretches we can see a reduction in low back pain. It is useful for those who are sitting a lot (like at a desk).
Our Approach to Seated Pidgeon Pose
Keep it narrow if you are experiencing any mobility issues in the hips. I have experienced a few issues with my pelvis since pregnancy so I have a very limited range of motion here.
The aim is not how far you can go, but to gently explore the sensation and where you’re at now in your journey.
Breathe deeply and evenly – the breath is more important than the stretch. By maintaining a peaceful breath we show the nervous system that we are safe and it can relax. This is a great way to relieve tension and approach yoga.
Don’t push anything. Keep the knee as high as is needed. If it doesn’t feel right, back off. A good rule is to reduce by 30% off what you think is a good limit for you right now.
This is from the Managing Chronic Pain and Fatigue at Work series. In this series I share how to manage pain and fatigue at work with practical tips and yoga tools.
If you would like more about yoga for chronic pain and fatigue see these posts
Tell us – did you try this pose and how did you find it?