Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

Eka Pada Raja Kapot Asana(One Legged King Pigeon Pose)

  • This is pigeon pose or single legged pigeon pose.
  • Start by sitting on the floor with your legs stretched straight out in front of you.
  • Now draw your left leg behind you in a half split, while you bend your right leg and take it in front of you with your right foot placed close to your groin.
  • Place your palms on the floor by your hips.
  • Arch your back as you feel the stretch in your back leg.
  • Stay here, breathing easily for thirty seconds.
  • Then come out of the pose and relax.
  • Repeat this on the other side.


  • Knee or hip injury
  • Sacroiliac concerns


  • Opens the hips and chest.
  • Stimulates and stretches the abdominal organs.
  • Recommended for runners and sprinters.
  • It relaxes and strengthens the abductor muscles of the thighs.

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