“Beauty isn’t something that is unequal between people —
we all posess it, and in equal amounts, we just express it differently.
Think of people as flowers… Some are roses, some are daffodils, some are lillies or orchards, etc. – but they are beautiful in their own unique way… Yes? Your personal opinion may tell you that you think orchards are more beautiful than lillies, but someone else’s may vary. So just because you’re a hibiscus when you want to be a sun flower – doesn’t mean you are any less beautiful. Does it? And theres no use trying to turn yourself into a sunflower or change things about you to look more similar to one, because rationally it will never work, will it? All you can do is nourish yourself to be the best hibiscus that you can be! The more you cherish yourself, the brighter you’ll blossom.”
Breaking down the pose!!
Today I want to show you the four steps to get into King Pigeon Pose!
1. Come into half Pigeon on the ground. For more advanced create a right angle with the leg in front for more modified bring your foot closer to your body. Lift up through your chest and create length in your upper body.
2. Bend your back leg up and grab it with both hands. Keep your chest lifting up and stay here for 5 breaths to let your hips open.
3. Place your same leg hand on the ground for lift and stability. If releasing the other hand makes it difficult to breath, stop here, or use a strap around your back foot.
4. Once you feel comfortable and hips are open, begin to simultaneously move your elbow of the arm holding your back foot up and over your head as you press up through your chest and let your head gently fall back. Breathing and lifting through your chest is so important to stay calm and focused in this pose!
👉🏼 Remember when you are ready to come out of the pose to do it gently and come out the way you came in! Injury typically occurs when people rush out of a pose. Be mindful!! 🙏🏼