Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II is a one-legged king pigeon pose II. Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II is the association of Sanskrit words Eka means one, pada means foot, raja means king, and kapota means pigeon or dove. This pose helps you to remain healthy as it improves your urinary disorders, relieves back pain and sciatica increases the circulation to the urinary. You should practice the Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II with an empty stomach, keep your mind calm, and maintain alignment. You may also use folded floor blankets under the buttocks. This pose can take the help of wall support if facing any difficulty. It allows you to stretch your whole body from the front and deep into the hip flexors to strengthen your back portion of the body and improves your body posture. This pose will make your hip more flexible.
Steps of doing Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II
By practicing Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II regularly, you can feel free, strong, and full of beauty. Here are a number of steps of doing Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II:
- Firstly, sit in a dandasana that is staff pose, bend your right knee, and settle your foot on the ground; the shin will automatically be perpendicular to the floor.
- Shift slightly to the right side and swing your left leg straight back behind your torso. Lay it on the floor directly, fully extended, with your leg on the floor.
- Bend your left knee and raise the shin about perpendicular to the floor. Your body weight will balance on the right foot and left knee. Then push your right knee forward.
- Inhale while lifting your right arm up and bend the elbow and then exhale and take the left foot. Repeat the same with your left arm. Lift your chest and drop your head back towards the sole of the foot. Press your elbows towards the ceiling. Hold the pose for a few seconds and breathe smoothly.
- Exhale and release the left foot, bring the leg back to the floor, and repeat the steps.
Benefits of doing Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II
Try to avoid the Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II if you are suffered from high or low blood pressure, insomnia, migraine, and serious low back or neck injury. Follow the asana with full caution and care. Kindly note the benefits of practicing Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II asana:
- Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II helps stretching the torso, ankles, thighs, groin, abdomen, and chest.
- Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II stretches the deep hip flexors.
- It strengthens the back muscles.
- Eka Pada Rajakapotasana II stimulates the abdomen and neck.
- It also improves your posture.
- It helps in improving urinary disorders.
- Extends the groin and increases hip flexibility.
- Improves the pose, lower back pain, alignment, and opens the hip joint.
Kapotasana is also known as the king pigeon pose in yoga. The most famous version translates as a king pigeon on one leg. This asana will stimulate the internal organs, improves posture, alignment, and overall suppleness; it reduces or alleviates back pain, stiffness, and sciatic pain. This pose releases the negative feelings and unwanted energy stored in the body and mind. Try to follow the expert while practicing yoga.