"When we spend all day seating, we lose mobility in our hips," said yoga instructor Lucile Hernandez Rodriguez, who has taught corporate yoga to office workers and entrepreneurs. When your hips stiffen up, it can pull your pelvis and low spine out of alignment, causing lower back pain. "Pigeon pose is one of the most complete hip openers," she said. "If you practice Pigeon pose regularly, you will find space in your hips and in your low back."
- From Open Lizard, inhale to draw your front heel in toward opposite left hip, resting on the outside of your front thigh.
- Exhale to lower your forearms to the floor. Stay here, or flatten your torso on your right shin for a deeper stretch.
- Hold for 20-30 seconds.