Kukkutasana

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Kukkutasana

Kukkutasana (Sanskrit: कुक्कुटासन; IAST: Kukkuṭāsana), Cock Pose,[1] or Rooster Posture[2] is an asana.[3]

Etymology[edit]

The name comes from the Sanskrit words kukkuṭā meaning "cock"[4] and asana (आसन) meaning "posture" or "seat".[5]

Benefits[edit]

Kukkuṭāsana helps in the strengthening of the joints as the wrists, elbows and shoulders; helps in the improvement of the digestive system; increases the balance in the body.[6] This asana is very beneficial for women in overcoming the hip pain and discomfort from menstruation.[7]

Variations[edit]

Two variations of Kukkutasana are Urdhva Kukkutasana (Upward Cock Pose)[8] and Parsva Kukkutasana (Sideways Cock Pose).[9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Pranavananda, Yogi (1 January 1997). Pure Yoga. Motilal Banarsidass Publ. p. 64. ISBN 978-81-208-1508-7. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Maehle, Gregor (10 September 2007). Ashtanga Yoga: Practice and Philosophy. New World Library. p. 98. ISBN 978-1-57731-606-0. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Sharma, S. K.; Singh, Balmukand (1998). Yoga: a guide to healthy living. Barnes & Noble. p. 31. ISBN 978-0-7607-1250-4. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Nardi, Isabella (2006). The theory of Citrasūtras in Indian painting: a critical re-evaluation of their uses and interpretations. Taylor & Francis. pp. 102–. ISBN 978-0-415-39195-5. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Sinha, S.C. (1 June 1996). Dictionary of Philosophy. Anmol Publications PVT. LTD. p. 18. ISBN 978-81-7041-293-9. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  6. ^ S'Rimat Kuvalayananda (January 2003). Yoga-Mimansa 1956-1957. Kessinger Publishing. p. 75. ISBN 978-0-7661-3032-6. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  7. ^ Sharma, Dr. Rajeev (1 January 2006). Pranayama for Better Life. Lotus Press. p. 108. ISBN 978-81-8382-053-0. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "Yoga Journal - Yoga Asana Columns - Asana Column: Urdhva Kukkutasana (Upward Cock Pose)". Retrieved 2011-04-09. 
  9. ^ "Parsva Kukkutasana". Flickr. Retrieved 2011-04-09. 

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