Bakasana or the Crane pose is one of the balancing asanas. It develops concentration and balance at the emotional mental and physical levels. This asana helps remove stress and anxiety.
Getting into the Posture:
Squat into sitting position with feet apart.
Place your hands flat on the mat directly in front of the feet.
Hands should be shoulder width apart.
The fingers should point forward.
Now you are somewhat in cat pose with elbows slightly bent.
Balance on the toes.
Lean forward and adjust the knees so that the inside of the knees touch the outside of the upper arms as near as possible to the armpits.
Lean forward further.
Transfer the body weight on to the arms and lift the feet off the floor.
Balance on the arms with the knees resting firmly on the upper arms.
Bring the feet together.
Focus the gaze at the nose tip.
Hold this position for as long as comfortable.
Slowly lower the feet to the mat and relax.
Balances the nervous system.
Strengthens the arms and writs.
Develops a sense of physical balance.
People with high blood pressure, heart disease and cerebral thrombosis should not attempt this asana.
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