Modifications for lunge poses and one-legged king pigeon using chair and rope as props This is a series of modifications to open the hips, lengthen the spine, increase the range of motion in the shoulders and open the upper back. This is a wonderful modification for individuals recovering from illness. It allows them to use the chair supporting the front leg/hips and allows passive backbending. Backbends create energy helping relieve fatigue. The ropes allow a deeper opening of the shoulders and upper back. Most people don't have rope wall but a strap can be securely tied to the doorknob of a closed door. The back foot would be placed on the door instead of a wall as shown in the video. When doing this for the first time, please have the assistance of a qualified yoga teacher.