Author: Amber Karnes

Pigeon pose: Modifications & variations for plus size bodies

For those of us having trouble in pigeon, we’re usually experiencing: knee pain or pressure, the hip of the bent leg not grounding/touching the floor (feels unstable, like you’re hanging in your joints) or it is uncomfortable to be on hands and knees to even set up for pigeon. I made this video to address these issues. We’ll look at some creative prop setups that will help us find the sensation in the outer hip that we’re looking for in pigeon pose.

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Bridge pose: Tips, tricks, and help with props

In this video we’ll explore: pelvis awareness: how to tuck and tilt the pelvis (and where it’s supposed to be in bridge pose), should we engage the glutes or not, how to protect the low back from compression in this pose, several arm variations that work for different bodies and ranges of motion and how to use props for resistance to clarify muscular engagement for our lower body.

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