How to Give the Best Hands On Assists in Pigeon Pose
Learn how to give best hands on adjustments (assists) for the pigeon pose – ekapada raj kapotasana prep, in a way that is safe, helpful and efficient for the student, deepens and yet feels good.
Pigeon pose is an accessible, efficient and wonderful hip opener that can be help for a long time. There is not much need for help in this pose technically, as gravity and body weight do the work. However, some assists can help to improve alignment and efficiency of the pose as well as simple feel amazing. Hands on in pigeon pose can take the student deeper, help bring them back to the present moment and just show you care.
Touch in yoga asana is very important and serves many functions. Make sure you are present with your touch and the students reaction. This is a moment of sharing love.
Check out this book for extra hand on adjustment instructions.
Here is the video so you can see it in action:
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Enjoy, breathe and keep practicing!
If you are looking for useful and practical resources to build your confidence and technical skills you can read more in this two volume manual set:
Extra Love: The Art of Hands-On Assists – The Definitive Manual for Yoga Teachers, Assistants and Advanced Students, Volume One
Extra Love: The Art of Hands-On Assists – The Definitive Manual for Yoga Teachers, Assistants and Advanced Students, Volume Two
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