Eka Pada Sirsasana 

The Sanskrit word “Eka” means one, “Pada” means foot or leg, “Raja” means a king and “Kapota” means a pigeon or dove. Asana means yoga pose or posture.

One-Legged King Pigeon 
Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana) (HerbalcureIndia)


Benefits of the One-Legged King Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana):

Eka Pada Rajakapotasana affects the whole body as it strengthens, stretches, and tones the spinal column and stretches the chest and rib cage. This asana strengthens and stretches the muscles of the groin and hip joints and also stimulates the nerves around the spine assisting the metabolism and stimulating the glandular system. The focus point is on the cervical and sacral vertebrae.


How to perform the One-Legged King Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana):

Start the asana from Pigeon Pose, bend the left knee. - Take hold of the left toes with your left hand and raise your elbow up towards the ceiling. - Reach the right hand for the left toes as well, bringing the right elbow up. - Let the head come back until the sole of the foot is close to or touching the top of the head. - While breathing in and out hold the posture for 10 to 30 seconds.


Duration and repetition of the One-Legged King Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana)

Hold the asana for 10 to 30 seconds while breathing in and out. Repeat the asana twice.


Difficulty Level and Advancement of the One-Legged King Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana)

Eka Pada Rajakapotasana is a difficulty level 6 asana recommended for intermediate yoga practitioner.

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Prof: Koti Madhav Balu Chowdary

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