Cockerel Pose (Kukkutasana)
The Kukkutasana (also known as the Cockerel Pose), you rest your entire body weight on your wrists. This pose looks quite similar to the Crane Pose (Bakasana) and the Crow Pose (Kakasana), but there are finer differences.
Benefits of the Cockerel Pose (Kukkutasana):
While performing Kukkutasana (Cockerel Pose) improves poise and posture with the chest thrust out and head held erect. The abdominal organs too are nourished and secrete better, as you draw in your abdomen. The pressure on your abdominal cavity nourishes your intestines. This helps in reducing loose motions.
How to perform the Cockerel Pose (Kukkutasana):
- Start the asana while sitting on the floor with your legs extended straight in front and your heels together. Keep your spine straight.
- Bend your right knee and place your foot on the left thigh. Then put your left foot on top of your right thigh.
- Move your arms through the space between your thighs and calves. Keep your arms near your knees and rest your hands on the ground below you.
- Breathe-out and raise your body off the ground. All your weight will be supported and balanced by the palms of your hands. Your legs will be roughly parallel to your elbows.
- Hold this pose for a few seconds before returning to the ground. You may experience some shaking in your arms the first few times you perform the pose. The more you practice the pose, the stronger you will become. Try to increase the amount of time you hold the pose every time you perform it.
Duration and repetition of the Cockerel Pose (Kukkutasana):
Hold the asana for a few seconds for the first time and try to increase the amount of time you hold the pose every time you perform it.
Difficulty Level and Advancement of the Cockerel Pose (Kukkutasana):
Kukkutasana (Cockerel Pose) is a difficulty level 7 asana recommended for advanced level yoga practitioner.