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  • Dave

    The pigeon stretch was one that real physiotherapists knew about years before the yoga craze hit, and will still be advising years after everyone has moved from yoga onto something else.

    • JulMass

      Gee Dave…I reckon yoga might have been around a very long time. Kinda hard to call it a craze. Do you ever stretch your hip flexors? How about your shoulders?
      I guess it doesn’t matter what its called…as long as it’s done.

    • My wife is a physio and a yoga teacher and I know that the Pigeon pose was around long before the Pigeon stretch, this being said my wife is the first person to say yoga can learn a lot from Physio and Physio can learn a lot from yoga.

  • geoff.tewierik

    I try and do a couple of these poses daily.

    Recommend a different photo for the Pigeon Pose, the black on black makes it hard to pick out the leg positioning.

  • Chris

    Just tried all five, very effective! For me, doing these plus Ardha Matsyendrasana (half lord of the fishes) after any training session really helps prevent soreness and tightness before the next session.

    • Ali Watts

      That is a great pose also!

  • brucegray

    Essentially, any movement opposite that to the cycling position is going to be beneficial…

    This is one physio’s distilled list of yoga poses most apt for cyclists.



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