The word “Kapotasana” is derived from a Sanskrit word “Kapota” 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.
- 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.
Knee injuries, Hip injuries, Bursitis of hip and knee joints.
Disclaimer: – Please practice under the supervision of Yoga Teacher/ Yoga expert