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  Thursday, September 04, 2008
Hip Openers: Allowing You to Fly After Pigeon

Last week in class, I spoke through my explanation of Pigeon pose about how it's a hip opener, where the tissue in-between the hips, the fascia, holds memories, emotions, and thoughts. When we do Pigeon, it may send miscellaneous messages to our brain, allowing our mind to drift in different directions outside of the yoga room. I have heard myself say it so many times that I wonder if people think it's a television show on re-run.

But then, a new student stopped me after class and asked me to repeat it. She said that although she was quite flexible throughout her body, she found Pigeon incredibly difficult. She asked me if it was possible that she was holding emotional baggage in her fascia. Well, of course! That fascia is some tough stuff, and can hold much more than a re-usable bag from Trader Joe's! We discussed how her childhood was filled with grief of dying parents, grandparents, and uncles. She said it started when she was young, and could never sit with her legs crossed in school.

My one comment made her more aware of her issue, and just the acknowledgment let her start to open up her hips. The next week, her Pigeon pose was already better. She was so grateful for my comment and knowledge, and she walked away feeling like a whole new person.

So, just when you think your news is old news, and everyone has heard it, don't worry. If it's good stuff, they'll be happy to be reminded of it again, and for that one person who has never heard it before, it could make all the difference. It could enable them to fly away like a Pigeon!



Posted by Ingrid on 09/04 at 08:34 AM
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Hi Ingrid,

what a great explanation!  The site and videos look great! 

Great job!

love,
Shawna

Posted by  on 09/17 at 08:59 PM



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