If you picture a pigeon's full, rounded chest of iridescent feathers gleaming in the sun, you see they hold themselves very proudly. In this pose, be like the pigeon and hold yourself proudly. Let your heart sing and your soul shine.
In Sanskrit, the name Eka Pada Rajakapotasana means one leg or foot, king pigeon. From downward dog pose, slide one knee forward and out to the side, extend your other leg behind you, and lower your pelvis to the ground. Bend your back knee and reach back for your foot with one or both hands. Open your chest toward the sky like a pigeon, then lift your heart fully, expressing pride of who you are.