Kukkutasana Pose

Kukkutasana Pose

Kukkutasana Pose  is one of the exercise of hatha yoga. Kukkutasana  means Cock Pose or Rooster pose. When we are performing this asana our body seems to be in the shape of rooster or a cock. This is a difficult asana in hatha yoga.  But with few weeks of practice you can master this asana.

Kukkutasana Pose


  • Sit on the ground and keep your head and spine erect . Extend your legs forward and with the help of your hands place your right foot on the left thigh.

  • Similarly , grab your left foot and place it on your right thigh.

  • Kukkutasana Pose

  • The above form of sitting is called Padmasana. Padmasana is a very great asana that can be incorporated in every pranayama and meditation too.

  • Pass your arms through the gaps between calves and close to your knees and place your palms firmly on the ground.

  • Breathe out and then slowly raise your whole by keeping your body weight balanced on your arms.

  • Your legs should be at the level of your elbow.

  • Don’t let the body weight shift on any one of your arms. Make sure that both your palms support your body weight equally.

  • Parsva Kukkutasana

    This is another variation of Kukkutasana pose. It is a very difficult pose and perform it in the presence of any practitioner only.

  • Sit in padmasana and breathe normally.

  • Parsva Kukkutasana

  • Then start doing   sirasana or tripod headstand pose . For sirasana pose refer to earlier posts.

  • Parsva Kukkutasana

  • While being in sirasana slowly fold your knees and bring them downward in such a way that they make an angle of 90 with your back.

  • Parsva Kukkutasana

  • Now slowly twist your back or spine towards right or left.

  • Parsva Kukkutasana

  • Start coming down very slowly . Don’t come down suddenly as you may fall if you try to come suddenly .

  • Parsva Kukkutasana

  • Now lift your head up and your body twisted.

  • Benefits

  • Kukkutasana Pose helps in strengthening all the joints such as wrists, elbows and shoulders.

  • Tones various muscles such as triceps and biceps.

  • It helps in building the abdominal walls and therefore prevents and improves the intestinal system.

  • Treats digestive disorders.

  • Overcomes hip pain and discomfort during menstruation.

  • Cautions

  • People with weak arms and wrists should do it with great care.

  • Should be performed by the people who are comfortable with padmasana.

  • People with severe shoulder injuries should refrain .

  • Pregnant ladies should abstain this asana.


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