Working up to King Pigeon: Sequence for 75min Vinyasa practice

King Pigeon is one of the most revered poses in yoga. It’s picturesque, dynamic, and feels so much openness and depth. But it’s also a pose where many people rush into just to be able to grab the foot by collapsing into their lower back and wreck themselves later on. We want to approach this slowly, with strong foundation and great balance of Sthira and Sukkha. I used classical sun salutations instead of regular Sun A or B because classical sun salutations include great hip flexor stretches in lunges.

My go-to sequence

There’s something beautiful about practicing the same sequencing over and over until you know it by heart, inside out, upside down. If I really needed to, I can teach it backwards and still makes sense.