Flying Pigeon Pose: The Final Step

Tracey Noseworthy
Instructor Tracey Noseworthy
Average: 4.9 (36 votes)
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This is the 3rd class in a series that began with Flying Pigeon Pose: Preparation, and moved you through Flying Pigeon Pose: Going Deeper. This class takes you in and out of full flying pigeon pose or eka pada galavasana. Tracey's smile and infectious energy help you make your way through this vigorous power yoga flow and into one of the more challenging arm balances, requiring significant hip and back flexibility as well as core strength. Have fun getting to the peak pose!

Equipment: None
Style: Vinyasa/Power Yoga


MariamS 11 months ago

I agree with duroc017 below. This last class in the series could have been a little longer to allow for more of a warm up and deeper stretches before going into the peak pose. I did this series over three consecutive days to see if the consistency helped. The first class was good, the second was great, I really felt ready to attempt the peak pose because of the thorough warm up and poses/balances that almost get you to flying pigeon pose. But the third class didn't have enough before lifting up into it. Now that I know what the three in the series are like, I think the third is not necessary. The second left me better prepared for it.

David Procyshyn 11 months ago

Thanks for the feedback. This will be helpful if we create new peak pose challenges.

Kitkatkatey 1 year ago

Oh my goodness! Thank you Tracy.
I only tried this two day ago and it felt like my back leg was nailed to the floor. I was convinced that I would never experience the lift of Flying Pigeon. Today, it just happened. It wasn't graceful, maybe clumsy but I did it and I'm so happy.
Isn't yoga such a wonderful teacher about life?

Lucia A 1 year ago

First time I managed to lift my foot off the floor! I loved the whole series, thank you Tracey, I’m definitely coming back to this.

sng4ever 1 year ago

As always Tracey delivers a fun and challenging practice with wonderful cues to guide you into flying pigeon pose.

duroc017 1 year ago

This is a nice conclusion to the three part series. I just wish it was a little longer, because it felt a little rushed at times. I wished I would have had more time to get centered in the standing balances, and maybe more core prep before going into the peak pose.

welldongirl 3 years ago

Got up enough confidence to fall on my face today. Was so close and I'm sure next time will be my time! Thanks Tracey.

LucyHB 3 years ago

Thank you so much for this, Tracey - this pose has been my nemesis for literally years, but I finally have lift off! Can only do it on the left side as I have a right knee injury, and I still can't quite shoot my leg back, but I was up and balancing :-) Will keep coming back to this (and the prep classes). As always Tracey teaches wonderfully, I love all her classes :-)

KiroChappy 3 years ago

I was so happy to come back to DYWM after a two week hiatus (travel and illness) to find some new classes from Tracey. I really enjoyed this class. It provided the right amount of all over body opening and strengthening, plus the pinnacle pose. While I always enjoy the longer classes when I have time, sometimes just under 30 is all I can squeeze in. This was perfect.

kathrynbirkholm 3 years ago

Just did the last two in this series. The first one two days ago. Thank you so deeply. Your calm, percision, ease and wisdom shine such a bright light into these dark, wet Danish winter days. Don't ever doubt that you are one who is shifting the tide. Thank you. I love you.