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16th position: Flying Pigeon

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Description Stretch your right leg in front with toes up. Raise your arms laterally and balance your body weight from right to left leg. Inhale on your nose during retiring movement. Then balance your body weight from left to right leg and push forward your arms. Exhale on your mouth during pushing movement. Imagine a horizontal flying like a pigeon. Complete six cycles then relax. Change the movement leg, right with left. Complete another six cycles. Then return to starting position. Test your position with the following pictures (note: to watch in best resolution, click on them).
16th position: Flying Pigeon
16th position: Flying Pigeon
  Forward position with left leg
Forward position with left leg
  Backward position with right leg
Backward position with right leg