Pigeon pose or Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana, as it’s called in Sanskrit, is a well-loved yoga posture known to soothe aching hips.
It is performed in both vinyasa and yin practices. The Sanskrit term translates to “one legged half king pigeon pose” which refers to the single knee bent in front.
This pose, however, can be challenging for the knees and is best avoided if one has knee injuries. There are also specific alignment tips to be aware to keep this posture safe.
The pose will stretch both the outer hip and inner groin.