How to do the pigeon stretch

Instructions for pigeon:

Start on your hands and knees.
Bring your left knee up to your left hand, rotating your leg so that your left foot is as close to your right hand as possible.
Keep your left knee pointed out at 45 degrees away from your body and extend your right leg straight back behind you.
Gently fold forward over your left knee so your elbows are on the floor.

What does pigeon help with?

Flexibility

What areas does pigeon exercise?

Hips, Groin, Glutes, Hamstrings, IT Band, Psoas, Lower Back

How is pigeon performed?

Floor

When should you avoid pigeon?

Osteoporosis

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