Yoga component Aeroplane Yoga Pigeon Pose This exercise introduces arm movements. First practise the mechanics of the exercise, and then add the one-and-two-and-three-pause – breathing timing to movements.
A. Stand with legs apart (up to 3 feet/1 metre).
B. Raise the arms so that they are at right angles to the body (in the child's aeroplane position).
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As arms are raised to aeroplane position gradually turn right foot out so that it moves through a right angle; at the same time rotate the left foot slightly into a ‘pigeon toed' position.
C. Lower arms to body and restore feet to normal position. Repeat arm raising, but this time turn the left foot out and right foot in.
Synchronization: Now introduce breathing sequence one-and-two-and-three-pause – to each foot/arm manoeuvre. Repeat three to five times.
A Stand with legs apart.
B Breathe in: one-and-two-and-three-pause as arms are raised and feet rotate.
C Breathe out: one-and-two-and-three-pause as arms are lowered and feet restored to starting position.