Eka Pada Galavasana (Flying Pigeon) – Overview

Lesson Overview

  • Features: Eka Pada Galavasana (Flying Pigeon / One Legged Pose Dedicated to Sage Galava)
  • Naming Confusion: Eka Pada Galavasana is also sometimes translated as One Legged Crow. However, One Legged Crow typically refers to
  • Eka Pada Bakasana (One Legged Crow Pose) where the non-flying leg is in Crow position rather than Pigeon position as demonstrated here.
  • 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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