Eka Pada Rajakapotasana - Royal Pigeon Pose

Fiji McAlpine
Instructor Fiji McAlpine
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Eka means one; pada is a foot or leg; raja is a king and kapota means a pigeon or dove. In this video, Fiji demonstrates how to move gradually into the beginning stage of pigeon pose, then on to the more advance Royal Pigeon, which incorporates a deep hip flexor stretch and a backbend.

Pose Position: Sitting
Body Position: Backbends
Body Part: Hips, Legs

Muscle Groups

Upper Body: Erector Spinae
Lower Body: Gluteus Maximus, Psoas


katzjackson 2 years ago

off wow. I feel it in my quads for sure! Going to try to practice this every day until I can one day reach my left hand and head back! Thanks so much. Beautifully explained.