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