Kukkutasana – Cockerel Pose, How To Do, Benefits


By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S

Kukkutasana, is a difficult pose and needs good arm strength to perform the pose. In final pose the practitioner resembles a cock / rooster and hence the name. This pose has been mentioned in Gheranda Samhita and Hatha Yoga Pradeepika. It is an intermediate to advanced pose. It can be done for a time period of 1-5 minutes. It stretches arms and spine. It strengthens wrists, elbows and shoulders.
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Word Meaning

Kukkuta = cock / cockerel
Asana = pose

Other names

Preparation for Kukkutasana

  • One need to do this pose on empty stomach, preferably early in the morning.
  • One shall consume food 3-4 hours before doing the pose, especially when the pose is practiced at some other part of the day other than in the morning. This will not only ensure that you one keeps his / her stomach empty by the…

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