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5 Great Yoga Stretches You Can Do at Home

        Health | Yoga

Pigeon (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana)
Pigeon pose stretches out the thighs.
Pigeon pose stretches out the thighs.
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Stretches the thighs, groin, abdomen, chest, shoulders and neck.

Begin on all fours, knees below your hips and hands slightly in front of your shoulders. Slide your right knee forward to meet your right wrist, and your right foot to the front of your left knee. (The outside of your shin should be resting on the floor.) Using your arms for support, slide your left leg straight back so that the top of your thigh is on the floor and your toes are pointed straight back. Lower the outside of your right buttock to the floor, and slide your right heel just in front of your left hip. As you exhale, begin to fold over your right thigh, gradually walking your arms out in front of you. Stretch your arms forward.


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