What is crane pose yoga?
Crane pose yoga also known as bakasana. It is the basic pose for most arm balances in yoga classes.
Bakasana resembles the stance of a crane. In this asana, you have to slightly bend your arms so that the knees come close to the triceps. This yoga pose requires a good amount of strength. This yoga asana is often performed at the beginning of a yoga class. So make sure to be warmed up properly with several Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutations ) attempting Crane pose.
How To Do The crane pose yoga or Bakasana –
- Begin with the Mountain Pose. Keep your feet close together, and place your hands gently on the floor.
- Your hands should be shoulder width apart.
- Now firmly lift your hips, and make sure that your core muscles are engaged as your knees come closer to your upper triceps(as shown in the image)
- Look forward, and gently lift your feet off the floor. Shift your body weight on the arms.
- Hold this pose for a few seconds. Straighten your arms to come into the Bakasana.
- Hold the pose for up to 30-60 seconds.
- Then, lower your feet.
Crane pose yoga short descriptions –
A compact arm balance, crane pose tones and strengthens the abdominal organs and arm.
crane pose yoga contraindication and cautions –
carpal tunnel syndrome
crane pose yoga anatomical focus –
crane pose yoga benefits –
- strengthens arms and wrists
- stretches the upper back
- strengths the abdominal muscles
- opens the groin
- tones the abdominal organs
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