Knee flexion doesn’t work for you in pigeon? Try Brigid’s Cross
≤15 min. Missing Pigeon pose (eka pada raja kapotasana) because your knees can’t handle the deep flexion and weight bearing aspects of the pose? Brigid’s Cross might be a good alternative to incorporate in your yoga practice instead. With both legs straight in this pose at a 90 degree angle you will get hip opening and IT band benefits. If in yoga class, this or sucirandrasana is an alternative to choose, and it is very accessible. Be sure to warm up first by stretching your hamstrings in Uttitha Trikonasana and Parvrtta Trikonasana. Add some gentle twists in upavista konasana to prepare for the deeper twist of Brigid’s Cross.