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Eka Pada Galavasana (Flying Pigeon) – Overview

Lesson Overview

  • Features: Eka Pada Galavasana (Flying Pigeon / One Legged Pose Dedicated to Sage Galava)
  • Note: In this pose, the shin of the lower leg is parallel to the front of the mat. In Eka Pada Bakasana (One Legged Crow Pose), the lower shin is parallel to the long side of the mat.
  • Naming Confusion: Eka Pada Galavasana is sometimes referred to as One Legged Crow. Thus, you may need to clarify the naming conventions when reviewing various sources. Eka Pada Bakasana (One Legged Crow Pose) has the non-flying leg in Crow position.
  • Objective: Become knowledgeable about the pose and review detailed teaching considerations.
  • Description: Explain the Sanskrit naming; associated benefits and typical effects; instructions and cues for setting up and practicing the pose; and more teaching considerations.

Eka Pada Galavasana

“eka” = one

“pada” = foot or leg

Galava” = name of sage

Flying Pigeon

One Legged Pose Dedicated to Sage Galava

Heart of Pose

  • Arm Balance
  • Hip Stretch

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