Kapothasana or pigeon pose is made of two Sanskrit words, where “Kapoth” means “pigeon” and “Asana” means “posture” or “pose”. It is form of yoga where a person is required to bend his back completely.
First sit in Vajrasana then lift the body to stand on the knee.After this, place both of your hands near your feet and now while resorting to your palms, start slowly turning backward. Now fold your waist in comfort and move the head backwards and slowly keep your head on the floor. Now carefully hold the ankles of the feet with your palms. Maintain this posture for a few seconds, breathe normally and increase the duration gradually. Inhaling slowly lift your body upwards and sit back in Vajrasana.
Benefits: This pose helps in the development of your bone and brain. It stretches the entire front of the body, ankles, thighs, abdomen, chest and throat. It strengthens the back muscles and stimulates the organs of the abdomen and neck.
Warning: This asana should not be done by those suffering from high or low blood pressure, migraine, insomnia, low back injury and neck injury.