Kapotasana (Pigeon Pose) steps and benefits

By | May 10, 2020

What is Kapotsan (Pigeon Pose)?

Kapotasana is composed of two words Kapot and Asana. Kapot is called pigeon in Sanskrit. Thus Kapotasana means the posture in which a yogi makes his body like a pigeon. This posture is also called Pigeon pose in English, which means a pigeon-like posture.

This asana is a bit difficult to do and the person who is just starting yoga should not do this asana, because it requires a lot of care and experience in doing this asana. If you make the slightest mistake, you may get hurt. Therefore, this asana should be done under the supervision of an expert.

How to do kapotasana (pigeon pose)

  • To do kapotasana, first of all, sit in the state of Vajrasana. After this, you lift the body on your knees.
  • While lifting the body, you have to keep in mind that you do not have to stand on your feet, only to rise above the knees.
  • After this, keep the hands near the toes of both feet. Now, while putting your weight on the palms, start turning your body backward.
  • Move your shoulders and head backward. Slowly bring your head near both your legs and rest on the ground.
  • Grab the ankles of both feet with your two hands. Now the weight of your body will fall on your stories and arms.
  • According to his physical capacity in this state remained for a few seconds. You can stay in this state for a maximum of 2 minutes.
  • Keep taking normal and deep breaths during this asana. After this, raise your head and shoulders slowly and bring the body to a normal state. In this way, the pose is completed.

Precautions while doing kapotasana

This asana is a bit difficult to perform, so this asana should be done with the help of a trained yoga trainer. If you are just starting yoga and your body has very little flexibility, then do not do this asana in the beginning.

Before performing this asana, make your body agile and flexible so that when you do this asana, you will not have any discomfort. People who have problems in the shoulders, waist or knees should not do this asana.

Those who have already undergone some knee or waist surgery should not do this asana. Pregnant women should not do this asana. Heart patients should not do this asana.

Asanas are done before Kapotasana

You can do the following asana before this asana –

  • Bound Angle Pose
  • Bridge Pose
  • Cow Face Pose
  • Hero Pose
  • Tree Pose
  • Cobra pose
  • Raised lateral angle
  • Extended Triangle Pose

Benefits of Kapotasana

By doing this asana, the organs of the stomach are massaged and many diseases of the digestive system such as stomach gas, constipation, and acidity are benefited. By doing this asana, there is a lot of benefit in back problems, especially sciatica.

Those who are very upset with sciatica and are tired of getting treatment should perform this asana under the supervision of a qualified instructor. Performing this asana provides flexibility in the area of ​​the hips.

By doing this asana, the muscles of the thighs are strong and strong. Not only this, but doing this posture also has a very good and positive effect on the reproductive system. Blood pressure is controlled by performing pigeon pose.

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