Cockerel Pose (Kukkutasana) – Learn How To Practice This Asana In 3 Easy Steps | Yoga With Nutan

COCKEREL POSE

Sanskrit Name – Kukkutasana

Sanskrit Name Meaning – Kukkuta – Cockerel, Asana - Pose

Type of Asana – Seated Arm Balance Yoga Pose

Target Areas – Arms, core and leg muscles


WHAT IS COCKEREL POSE (KUKKUTASANA)?

Cockerel Pose (Kukkutasana) is a seated arm balance yoga pose that strengthens your core, arms and legs muscles.


DO NOT PRACTICE COCKEREL POSE (KUKKUTASANA) IF:

  1. You have an abdominal, arm or leg injury

  2. You’ve recently had surgery

BENEFITS OF COCKEREL POSE (KUKKUTASANA)

  1. Improves posture and balance

  2. Strengthens your core, arms and leg muscles

  3. Increases concentration

HOW TO PRACTICE COCKEREL POSE (KUKKUTASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS

  1. Start in Lotus Pose (Padmasana) and place your hands on the ground through the space between your thigh and calf.

  2. As you exhale, push your hands into the ground, lift your buttocks and legs off the floor and balance.

  3. Practice this asana for as long as you feel comfortable and then exit the pose and repeat on the other side.

COCKEREL POSE (KUKKUTASANA) VARIATION – SCALE POSE

Deepen your practice by balancing your arms outside your hips in Scale Pose (Tulasana).


PREPARATORY POSES


Padmasana – Lotus Pose


Scale Pose - Tulasana


Hero Pose - Virasana


Ardha Matsyendrasana – Half Lord of the Fishes Pose


Bound Angle Pose – Baddha Konasana


Eagle Pose – Garudasana


Head-to-Knee Forward Bend - Janu Sirsasana


FOLLOW UP POSE


Child’s Pose – Balasana


Downward Facing Dog – Ardho Mukha Svanasana

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