How do I perform the reclining half pigeon pose in yoga?

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Dawn Marcus
Neurology
The reclining half pigeon pose in yoga is a deep hip stretch that begins to prepare the body for final relaxation.

While still lying on your back with your knees bent, cross your right ankle over your left knee, allowing the right foot to extend to the outside of the left leg.

Flex your right toes and grab the back of your left thigh. Gently pull your left knee toward your chest and hold for 5-10 breaths. Release and switch.
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