19Jul
By: anne On: July 19, 2018 In: SEQUENCE, TIPS Comments: 0

Eka Pada Galavasana- Flying Pigeon Pose

This asymmetrical arm balance is fun, challenging and accessible! Let’s break it down:

  • Torso is rounded, like Cat Pose or Bakasana
  • Arms are in Chatturanga
  • Back leg is extended
  • Front leg is externally rotated and flexed- think Pigeon Pose!
  • Gaze is forward of the hands

The sequence below is my Essential 10 Pose Prep for EPG. You can easily add to this with additional #4 Hip Openers and Sun Salutations. Have fun with it! It takes time to open and build strength in the hips- these are all excellent poses to practice even if you are not practicing the arm balance.


And check out my video for some How-To Tips to work into the pose!

(And I’m working on talking less with my hands!)  :)

  • Hands forward of the shoulders- so you can move forward and down onto the backs of the arms
  • Hug elbows in
  • Press “Pigeon” leg into the arms to rebound up
  • Reach with the back leg and balance by leaning and gazing forward
  • Don’t forget to try the other side! :) :) :)

Eka Pada Galavasana Video