KAPOTASANA POSTURE

The word “kapota” is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning “pigeon” and “asana” meaning “posture” or “seat”.
STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED:
•Sit in vajrasana.
•Lift your buttocks of your heels and come up on your knees.
•Your knees slightly narrower than your hips and your spine straight.
•Now place your palms on your heels and slowly start arching back.
•Drop your head on the ground.
•Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths (each breath must be 6-8 seconds).
•Now slowly lift your body up, keep your hands beside your body, sit on your heels and relax.
BENEFITS:
•It helps in stretching the thighs and calf muscles.
•It helps to reduce stiffness in back and hips.
•It helps in opening the hips.
•It helps in calming the mind and body.
•It helps in reducing the effects of chronic disorders.
CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
•Knee injuries, Hip injuries, Bursitis of hip and knee joints.
DISCLAIMER:- PLEASE PRACTICE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF YOGA TEACHER/ YOGA EXPERT