Bad at Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (pigeon pose)
My hip structure being what it is, this is how high I need to be to get the “shin parallel to the front of the mat” cue that is commonly given in pigeon. This is not because I lack flexibility, it's just the way my hip joints are built. Any lower and my kneecap feels like it's gonna pop off. If I pull my heel in closer to my inner thigh (for variety's sake) I sink closer to the ground but I'm still nowhere near resting on it. This is what my "open" hips look like.
Now, in case you're wondering, do I normally practice pigeon on a cinder block under a fake Christmas tree while drinking a tallboy? No. Is this any less unrealistic and impractical than any other yoga photo shoot I've been a part of (on a desert cliff at sunset, in a bad alleyway barefoot, wearing white with no coffee and/or bbq stains)? Again, no.