Rajakapotasana

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Raja Kapotasana (Sanskrit: राजकपोतासन; IAST: Rāja Kapotāsana) or King Pigeon Pose[1] is an asana.

Etymology[edit]

The name comes from the Sanskrit words "raja" (राज) meaning "king", kapota (कपोत) meaning "pigeon"[1] and asana (आसन) meaning "posture" or "seat".[2]

Variations[edit]

Variations include:

  • Eka Pada Rajakapotasana (एकपादराजकपोतासन) (One-Legged King Pigeon Pose)[3] and
  • Salamba Kapotasana (Supported Pigeon Pose).[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana - AshtangaYoga.info". Retrieved 2011-04-09.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Kirk, Martin; Boon, Brooke (2006). Hatha yoga illustrated. Human Kinetics. p. 118. ISBN 978-0-7360-6203-9. Retrieved 9 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Supported Pigeon Pose: Salamba Kapotasana :: Yoga.com". Archived from the original on 2011-06-09. Retrieved 2011-04-09.

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