Benefits of Kapotasana – Pigeon Pose
Salamba Kapotasana – Pigeon Pose
This is a hip stretch but can also stretch the muscles of the knee in the leading leg. The lower back is also stretched. The major muscle that is stretched here is the glutues maximus but other muscles are also stretched such as the glutues minimus, piriformis, the orbturator internus with is part of the pelvic mat, the superior gemellus, inferior gemellus and the gluteus minimus. The quadratus femoris a big muscle that is behind the hip and femur is also stretched.
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Posted on November 12, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged Fibula, Fibular collateral ligament, gluteus minimus, Gluteus minimus muscle, Health, healthy-living, Knee, lateral collateral ligament, Medial collateral ligament, Muscle, muscles of the knee, quadratus femoris, Stretching, Surgery. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.