Tight Hips Are Your Worst Enemy. 4 Ways To Defeat It.

Who doesn’t go through the Hip pain? Is it genetic?
We all have gone through that pain in our hips at some point in life. This condition is not always age-related.
Even the best of athletes experience tight hips. I have read even the cyclist are prone to have tight hip flexors, as they leaning forward on the bike.
It is common to try various stretch exercises to loosen up.
 
My favorite yoga poses to make your hips feel happy is Eka Pada Rajakapotasana. In common parlance, the King’s Pose or Pigeon Pose. Unless you have practiced this pose before, it is not adaptable easily. But I assure you, with a little practice you will be able to master it.
Try it and you will agree – hips don’t lie!
 
I love and enjoy the way the hips open wide in this pose and as you sway your hips to adjust your and booty. Finding that yummy juicy stretch. And add it in your daily routine.
 
Instructions
Traditional pigeon pose I
  1. From downward dog lifting your leg up to the sky and swinging the leg between your arms, and placing on the mat. Depending on your hips tightness t may not touch the floor or mat.
  2. Use a block or a cushion, bolster as a prop under your bum.
  3. For some, we can feel the pressure on the knee. To avoid the pressure on the knee angle the knee according to one’s comfort.
  4. Lift your spine as straight as you can.
  5. When ready fold down to the earth, stretching your fingertips to the top of the mat.
  6. The back is flat on the mat, parallel to the floor. Rest your forehead on the forearm or
  7. Hold the pose for 8-10 deep breaths of inhale and exhale.
  8. Visualize the breath easing the tensed muscles around your hips.
  9. Start to feel the muscles tingling.
  10. When you are ready lifting your shoulders up and then the neck.
  11. Change sides, and enjoy this dynamic pose.
Modified pigeon pose.II
  • Use the chair as a prop.
  • Depending on your balance and flexibility hold the side of the chair.
  • Fold the left leg in front of the chair. Place it on the seat.
  • .Hold the pose for 6-8 breaths. Inhale and exhale as deep as you can.
  • Visualize the breath easing the tensed hip muscles.
  • when ready change sides. 
Modified pigeon pose III
We are using this modified pigeon pose daily in our life while sitting. Be it at work or at home. This is helpful for people who can’t sit on the floor.
  • Use the chair as a prop
  • Sit in the chair with your back straight up.
  • Lift your left leg and place the ankle over the right knee.
  • when ready hinge from the back and fold forward.
  • Reach your fingers towards the big toes. Or where you can reach.
  • Hold the pose for 6-8 breaths.
  • When ready roll back up and the head is the last to roll up.
  • Change sides.
Modified pigeon pose IV
  • Lie down on the floor.
  • Lift your left leg over to the right knee.
  • placing your left ankle on the right knee
  • when ready lift the right leg towards the chest.
  • For deeper stretch hold the right leg with your palms towards the chest.
  • Hold the pose for 6-8 breaths.
  • when ready to change side.
Benefits of Piegon pose;
  1. Stretches your hips and glutes
  2. Your back is lengthened and relaxed. Easing back pain reducing more pressure on hips.
  3. Helps with Sciatica pain.and knee pain.
  4. Helps in stimulating the Nervous system, Improves the pranic flow of energy. Opening any blockage and stretching the nervous system.
  5. Helps in providing deep stretch to the lower body.
  6. Helps in opening the chest.
  7. Helps in the piriformis muscles,
  8. Improving in blood circulations
  9. Helps in toning the throat muscles.
  10. Helps in urinary disorders.
 
Take these movements to your comfort level. Do let me know which variation is your favorite?