Ayurvedic Treatment

KUKKUTASANA (ROOSTER POSE)

In Sanskrit, Kukkuta means a Rooster. When the Asana is demonstrated it resembles a Rooster. In this asana the body is lifted off the ground, on the support of both hands, making the form of the practitioner look like a cockerel standing on its legs, hence the name.

Technique

  • Sit in padmasana. Insert the hands between the calves and thighs, as shown.
  • Place the palms of the hands firmly on the floor with the fingers pointing forward.
  • Keeping the head straight and raise the body from the floor, balancing only on the hands. Keep the back straight.
  • Breathe naturally and remain in this final position for some time.
  • Return to the floor and slowly release the arms, hands and legs.
  • Change the leg position in the Padmasana and repeat the pose.

BENEFITS

  • Helps to strengthen the joints of the wrists, elbows and shoulders.
  • Brings about the toning as well as the development of the muscles.
  • Helps in the improvement of the digestive system and improvement in the working of the intestinal system.
  • Increases balance in the body.
  • It is very beneficial for women in overcoming the hip pain and discomfort from menstruation.
  • Invigorates the body and delights the mind.
  • It also improves the functioning of the heart and lungs.

Indications

  • Those are having weak arms and wrists must be careful while doing this practice.
  • People with a lot of fat or muscle on the legs will also have difficulty to perform this asana.

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