Blog-11 – Bakasana

Meaning: Bak = Crane : Asana = Pose

What is Bakasana?

The crane is an Asian symbol for happiness, youthfulness and longevity. Bakasana has two levels – Basic and Advanced.

Demonstration Method- steps: Basic Level

Step 1 – Dandasana – Sit on the floor with your legs together and extended in front of your torso. Imagine your spine as the “staff” at the vertical core of your torso, rooted firmly in the Earth, the support and pivot of all you do.

Breathing – Normal Breathing

Step 2 – Fold your two legs and sit on the floor.

Breathing – Normal Breathing

Step 3 – Keep both the hands near the knees, Knees should support the underarm, keep balancing on both the legs & toes and give pressure to the palms.

Breathing – Inhale

Step 4 – With Exhalation, slowly lift one leg. After balancing lift the other leg as well.

Breathing – Exhale

Remain in the posture for 30 to 60 seconds.

Duration: 30 to 60 seconds on each posture based on the comfort level. It should be normal breathing when in the Posture.

Demonstration Method- steps: Advance Level

Step 1 – Sirsasana – Sit in kneeling pose. Bend forward and place the hands on the floor with fingers intertwined. Place the head firmly on the intertwined fingers. Move forward and lift your buttocks, apply pressure on the hands and lift the legs. Lift your legs up and make it aligned along with the rest of the body. The whole body will be perfectly vertical at this stage. The body weight rests entirely on the hands and partly the head.

Breathing – Inhale

Step 2 – Slowly bring down both the knees underarm.

Breathing – Exhale

Step 3 – Slowly lift the head by applying pressure on the palms.

Breathing – Inhale and Exhale

Remain in the posture for 30 to 60 seconds.

Duration:

30 to 60 seconds on each posture based on the comfort level. It should be normal breathing when in the Posture.

Benefits:

  1. Strengthens the wrists and arms.
  2. The abdominal region is toned and strengthened thus aids digestion and removes constipation.
  3. Spine is toned and strengthened.
  4. Internal glands get active and stimulated.

Limitations:

  1. It is not recommended for those who had undergone surgery in hands, appendix and hernia.
  2. Not advisable for Ladies during their monthly cycle and for pregnant woman.
  3. Not advisable if there is any injury to hands, arms, back, hip etc. If interested, should practice under the Yoga Teacher’s supervision.

One Comment

  1. LINGARAJU D S
    1 hour ago

    ಭವ್ಯ ಪರಂಪರೆ. ಬದುಕಿನ ಪ್ರತಿಯೊಂದು ಕ್ಷಣವನ್ನು ಪ್ರೀತಿಸೋಣ

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