In Sanskrit “Kukkut” means “Cockerel” and “Asana” means “Posture”. The English name of the asana is “Cockerel Pose”.
Position : Sitting
Type : Locking pose
Spiritual Awareness : Mooladhara Chakra.
Physical Awareness : Maintaining balance, breath in the nostrils
Dosha Suitability : Best advisable for Vata, whereas Pita and Kapha can also benefit.
Introducery Asanas : Padmasana
- Sit in Padmasana. Insert the hands between the calves and thighs, near the knees.
- Gradually push the arms through the legs up to the elbows.
- Place the palms of the hands firmly on the floor with the fingers pointing forward.
- Keeping the head straight and the eyes fixed on a point in front, inhale and raise the body from the floor, balancing only on the hands.
- Hold the back straight.
- Remain in the final position for as long as is comfortable breathing normally.
- Exhale, return to the floor and slowly release the arms, hands, and legs.
- Change the leg position and repeat the pose.
Follow-up Asanas: It is best suggested as a preparatory posture for meditation asanas.
Spotlight Effects: Spine, knees, shoulders, abdomen, ankles, arms with body and mind relaxation.
- This posture strengthens the arms and shoulder muscles and stretches the chest.
- It loosens up the legs and develops a sense of balance and stability.
- It is used in the process of Kundalini awakening due to the stimulation of Mooldhara chakra.
- Maintains both physical and mental balance.
- Helps with concentration and coordination.
Precautions and Contraindications:
To master Padmasana before attempting this pose. People with serious ankle, knee, hips, spinal or lower back injuries should not attempt this asana.