EKAPADA RAJAKAPOTASANA II POSTURE

The word “eka” is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning “one”, “pada” meaning “foot”, “raja” meaning “king”, “kapota” meaning “pigeon” and “asana” meaning “posture” or “seat”.
STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED:
•Come in mountain, get your right leg forward betwwen your palms.
•Drop your left knee down on the mat and stretch your left leg, your left heel facing the ceiling.
•Push your hips forward and downwards and place your palms on the right thigh.
•Now bend your left knee, get your left foot to your head and hold your left ankle with your hands.
•Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths (each breath must be 6-8 seconds).
•Now slowly release your hands stretch your left leg . get into mountain and relax in makrasana.
BENEFITS:
•It helps in opening up the hips.
•It helps in stretching the thighs, groins.
•It helps in stimulating the abdominal organs.
•It helps in opening up chest and shoulders.
•It helps in relieving urinary problems.
CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
•Knee injury, severe low back pain, ankle injury.
DISCLAIMER:- PLEASE PRACTICE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF YOGA TEACHER/ YOGA EXPERT