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Hey there. I hope your day is going well! If it’s not, I think this stretch might help bring a bit of pep to your step. This video will teach you more about Pigeon Pose.

Pigeon Pose is a great way to open the hips, quads and lower back. If you are a cyclist, runner or work at a desk, this pose is great for you, because we put the back hip in extension. It is a counter pose to our typical position of flexing at the hip. You’ll also get a nice booty stretch for the hip attached to the front leg. Make sure to do this pose with me on both sides, and to pay attention to, and deepen, your breath.

This video was a request (shout out to Ronda) who wants to learn King Pigeon. In this video, we do a slight back bend before reclining into Pigeon. This backbend is a way to open the abdomen, chest and throat. Pigeon is a preparation Pose for King Pigeon. The slight back bend not only feels nice, but also preps the body for the deep back bend in King Pigeon, by allowing you to get more comfortable with opening the front side of the body.

Let’s do it together! Hop into something comfortable and we will begin.

I hope you enjoy. If you have questions about the pose or requests for future videos comment below.

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Keep practicing this pose everyday or a few times a week to see progress and get the maximum benefits. Have a great rest of your week!

Love,

Bri

Join me in learning the foundational Yoga Pose, Downward Facing Dog.

This is a pose you will do in almost any yoga class you attend. It’s also a pose that is usually assumed that you know. Since it doesn’t always get much explanation in class, I have broken it down for you here in this video. Anyone can benefit from learning more about Down Dog, so hop into something comfy and lets begin!

A few main things I want you to take away are:
1) Firmly ground your hands and feet down – even press into the knuckles and fingerprints to take pressure out of the writs.
2) Send your hips high and your heels down. Don’t worry if the heels don’t touch yet, or the knees are bent. Just keep breathing and practicing.
3) Keep the back straight – better to have a long spine and bent knees than the other way around.
4) Have fun! If it’s not fun come down. Take a dance break and try again with deep breaths.

Practice the pose often and discover more flexibility in the legs, ankles, shoulders and back. You will also get the benefits of strong wrists and shoulders. Repeat the video often. The more you practice, the better it’ll feel. I always love seeing the improvement in the feeling when I practice a pose regularly.

Comment below with your questions or ideas. I take requests, so give me a hollar if there’s something you want to see on the channel.

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Thank you for watching my friend!

Love,

Bri

Howdy friends! I am happy to share with you my latest yoga video, “Yoga for Hips“. This video was a request from a friend who is working towards Full Lotus. Lotus requires a great deal of hip flexibility, so I created this video to show you how you can work on opening the hips.

You don’t have to be working on Lotus Pose to benefit from this video. The poses we do together here, also help you relieve lower back and hip pain and create more strength in those areas. Keep returning to the video and practice these poses often to receive the awesome benefits. Over time, you will feel free and easy in your movement.

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Here is the name and description of the poses we will do in the video:
Supined Cobbler’s Pose – Lie down. Bring the soles of the feet together​ with the knees bent. Allow the hips to relax and the knees to fall open towards the ground. Take 10 deep breaths.

Lizard Pose – Come to a runner’s lunge with the right foot forward. Bring your palms to the inside of your right foot. Back knee can be lifted or lower it for a deeper stretch. Make sure to keep the hips square and sinking forward. To go even deeper bring the forearms down with the elbows inline with the right heel and your palms flat on the ground.

Pigeon Pose – Bring your right knee to the ground with your shin parallel to the top edge of your mat (If that doesn’t happen no worries. These things take time!) Walk your left toes straight back behind you with the top of the foot in the mat. I recommend placing a block under your right hip to keep the hips square. Avoid leaning to the right. Bring your forearms to the ground. To go deeper, walk the hands forward and rest the chest over the front shin. Take at least 10 deep breaths.

Fire Log – from a seated position bring your right shin parallel to the edge of your mat. Stack your left heel over the right knee and your left knee over the right heel. Flex the feet so that the knee doesn’t take pressure. Place a block between the left knee and right ankle if there is a big gap. Sit tall for 10 deep breaths.

Frog Pose – Come to the hands and knees. Start to walk the knees out to the sides and bring the inside edges of the feet and shins to the mat. Keep the shins parallel so that the knees and heels are in line with each other. You could draw a rectangle between them. Slightly tuck the tailbone so you take the dip out of the lower back and gently engage the lower abs. Hold for 10 deep breaths. To come out be careful. This is a deep stretch. Bring the big toes together walk the knees back in and just sit for a few breaths.

Enjoy!

Love,

Bri