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Anatomical Exploration of "Kukkutasana"

Journal: International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (Vol.3, No. 5)

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Page : 2322-2325

Keywords : Anatomy; Asana; Joint; Kukkutasana; Muscle; Yoga;

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Yoga is derived from the Sanskrit term Yuj' meaning to bind, join, attach and yoke, to direct and concentrate ones attention on, to use and apply. It also means union or communion. It is the true union of our will with the will of God. Yoga is performed through some specific postures called Asana. Among the eight limbs of Yoga, the yogic technique properly begins at the third limb that is the Asana. The word Asana is well known around the world for the yogic posture into which the whole science of Yoga is shrinking. Patanjali defines Asana as Sthirasukhatvam" in Yogasutra which can be translated as stable and agreeable. The benefits of Asana range from physical to spiritual level. Asana not only tone the muscles, ligaments, joints and nerves but also maintains the smooth functioning and health of entire body. "Kukkutasana" was described as one of the 32 most important Asana in Gheranda Samhita. In Sanskrit "Kukkut" means Cock or Rooster and "Asana" means sit, Pose or Posture. Kukkutasana or cock Pose is named so since it looks like a cock. In this article anatomical structures involved in the "Kukkutasana" and how this involvement is beneficial in maintaining the health or in management of any disease is explained. Dr. Somlata Jadoun | Dr. Jyoti Gangwal | Dr. Sunil Kumar Yadav "Anatomical Exploration of "Kukkutasana"" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-3 | Issue-5 , August 2019, URL: URL:

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