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Kukkuta means a cock, which Kukkutasana resembles.



  1. Sit in Padmasana.
  2. Insert the hands in the space between the thigh and calf near the knees. Start with the fingers and gradually push the hands down up to the elbows.
  3. Exhale, raise the body off the floor and balance on the palms keeping the thumbs together. Maintain the balance as long as you can with normal breathing.
  4. Rest on the floor, release the hands, change the crossing of the legs and repeat the pose.

Effects of Kukkutasana

Kukkutasana strengthens the wrists and abdominal walls.

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