Bakasana or Crow Pose is one of those yoga poses that actually looks a lot harder than it really is. Clearly there is some serious upper arm strength involved and, of course, balance. But it is a balance posture.
Bakasana : Crow Pose - Detailed Description
- Place the palms of both hands on ground and then place the knees above the elbow on the arms.
- While taking deep breath place the body weight on palms and then try to lift the legs from ground to upside as possible.
- Now stay in this posture from few seconds to one minute.
- Exhale to lower the feet slowly to the ground and squat.
- Strengthens arms and wrists.
- Strengthens upper back.
- Strengthens abdominal muscles.
- Abdominal organs get toned up.
Tips and Help:
- Avoid it in carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Don’t do it in pregnancy
- Keep the eye in front of you and not looking down.
- Extend the arms as much as possible once the balance is achieved in this posture.
- Keep on breathing and don’t hold it.
- Stop this asana in case the pain is felt.
- Heart and high Blood pressure patient, don’t try it even.
- Old aged person should be cautious while doing it.
- Children from the age of ten years onward can do it under the supervision of experienced person.