King Pigeon Pose

Kapotasana

King Pigeon pose, and its more moderate variations Pigeon Pose and One-Legged King Pigeon Pose, are hip-openers and backbending postures. They stretch the front of the body, the thighs, back, groins and psoas, and opens the chest and shoulders. The Sanskrit name Kapotasana, comes from kapota: 'pigeon', and asana: 'posture'.