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:
You have an abdominal, arm or leg injury
You’ve recently had surgery
BENEFITS OF COCKEREL POSE (KUKKUTASANA)
Improves posture and balance
Strengthens your core, arms and leg muscles
HOW TO PRACTICE COCKEREL POSE (KUKKUTASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS
Start in Lotus Pose (Padmasana) and place your hands on the ground through the space between your thigh and calf.
As you exhale, push your hands into the ground, lift your buttocks and legs off the floor and balance.
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).
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