Kapotasana, King Pigeon pose, is one of the deepest back bending poses. This is an advanced posture, so please practice Camel Pose (check out my Camel Pose video!) before entering this pose. As this pose requires the deep back bend and opening of your triceps, shoulders, iliopsoas, and your quadriceps, it takes a long time for most yogis to do the full expression of the pose. Please take slow and baby steps to practice this pose. It is very important to keep your quadriceps and hamstrings strong to have a solid base for this pose and to be grounded. Activate your rhomboids and erector spinae muscles to extend the length from your pelvis to your chest. It is important to find a lift in your sternum before entering the pose. This lets you lengthen you spine and awaken your muscles around your spine. I will walk you through the pose step by step and show you safe modifications to practice this pose.