Kukkuta means cock. In this posture, the body resembles the shape of a chicken, hence it is given the name of Kukkutasana. This asana is very good for balancing the body. This is a very important yoga practice for shoulder, arm, elbow etc.
Technique or Steps of Kukkutasana (Cockerel Pose):
- First of all you sit in Padmasana.
- Move the right hand between the right thigh (thigh) and the right calf (calf) and the left hand between the left thigh and the left calf (calf).
- Move your hands down to the elbows.
- Place the palms firmly on the ground.
- Keep palms 3-4 inches apart.
- Breathing, lift the body from the ground to the air as much as possible.
- Put the weight on the palms of the body.
- Keep the head straight and keep the eyes fixed towards the front.
- Breathe slowly and exhale slowly.
- Keep this situation as far as possible.
- Slowly Slowly exhale the breath and come back to your first position and relax.
- It was a cycle.
- In this way you do 3 to 5 cycles.
Benefits of Kukkutasana (Cockerel Pose):
- Lungs: beneficial for lungs.
- Make the body strong: Kukkutasana helps in making the body strong and strong.
- Beneficial in digestion: Your digestive system gets activated by its practice.
- Muladhara Chakra: With regular practice of this asana, Muladhara Chakra becomes active.
- Make your arms strong: By practicing this asana, you can make your arms shapely and strong.
- Yoga for the shoulders: If you want to keep the shoulders strong and pain free, then practice this asana.
- Elbow strengthening: This is a very good yoga for elbow strengthening.
- Body in balance: It increases balance and stability.
- For the chest: Helps keep the chest healthy.
Caution on Kukkutasana (Cockerel Pose):
- This asana should be practiced in high blood pressure.
- People with heart disease should not do this asana.
- Do not do this asana if you have more pain in your arms.
- Avoid pain in the shoulders.
- Do not do this asana in more trouble of the elbow.
- One should not practice this asana if there is a spleen problem.