Bakasana : Crow Pose

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



Steps:
  1. Place the palms of both hands on ground and then place the knees above the elbow on the arms.
  2. While taking deep breath place the body weight on palms and then try to lift the legs from ground to upside as possible.
  3. Now stay in this posture from few seconds to one minute.
  4. Exhale to lower the feet slowly to the ground and squat.
Benefits:
  • 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.
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