A classic Yoga Asana, which is camera friendly and multipurpose. In Sanskrit, Ardha means “half” and kapota means “pigeon”. Ardh kapotasana is named after a great master, Kapota. His yogic accomplishments are documented in scriptures such as the Mahabharata and the Kalika Purana.
The posture is widely practiced by athletes, sports people, gymnasts and dancers. Yoga handles stiff hips in a variety of ways. But mostly through a family of poses, popularly called the “hip openers.” Ardh kapotasana is a great backbend that strengthens the lower back. It’s fascinating to see the variations of this asana, which has been tailored for people with stiffness in different areas.
The posture stretches the abdominal-pelvic muscles and affects the Manipura chakra (Solar-plexus). As the seat of digestive fire, this Chakra regulates the function of the Pancreas and digestive organs. Therefore, an active Manipura Chakra supports good health and assists in overcoming many illnesses.
Avoid in case of knee injury or severe back pain.
Stretch your torso upward, furthermore take your front calf away from the thigh to help you balance better.
Finally the asana works magic in your lower body and spine. Wherever you are and whatever you do, 30 seconds in this posture will improve your overall health and flexibility.
– ITI JAIN
Total Yoga is a balanced style of Yoga that focuses on Fitness training and Mindfulness practice equally.