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