EKAPADA RAJAKAPOTASANA 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 the cat pose.
•Now get your right knee between your palms, your right toe facing your left thigh.
•Get your left leg behind, stretch the left leg, left thigh resting on the mat and your heel facing the ceiling.
•Now keeping your palms beside your right leg, push your hips forwards arching back and drop your neck back.
•Now bend your left knee, get your left foot and place it on your head.
•Hold your left ankle with your hands.
•Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths (each breath must be 6-8 seconds).
•Release your hands, stretch your left leg out, come back to the cat pose and relax in shashankasana.
•Repeat it on the opposite side.
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