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Digital Subscriptions > Healthy Magazine > June/July 2019 > MASTER THE MOVE PIGEON POSE


A satisfying way to open and stretch your hips, this pose is great for runners, cyclists and desk jockeys, so make it part of your repertoire


Hunching over desks, running, cycling, swimming and, in fact, most forms of training all take place in the sagittal plane of movement, which means moving forwards and backwards. That can leave you with tight hips. Luckily, the pigeon pose really opens them up, lengthening hip flexors and increasing the range of motion of your femur in the hip socket.

Aside from the hips, the pigeon pose also stretches your thighs, groin, back and the little-known psoas muscle, which can help ease sciatica. Here’s yoga instructor Adam Husler’s ( form-perfecting tutorial.

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