Sanskrit Name: Urdhva Kukkutasana/Padma Bakasana (ऊर्ध्व कुक्कुटासन/ पद्म बकासन)
English Name: Upward Rooster Pose
Type of Yoga: Ashtanga Yoga
Level of Yoga: Advanced / Intermediate
Duration: As per your capability or 1 to 5 minutes
Target Area: Spine, Arms
Strengthens: Joints, Elbows, Shoulders, Wrists
Urdhva Kukkutasana is named after roosters because while practicing this asana the practitioner’s pose appears like an upward rooster. The Urdhva Kukkutasana or Upward Rooster Pose was mentioned in the ancient yoga script of the Hatha Yoga Pradeepika as well as in the Gheranda Samhita.