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How to get into Bakasana – also called Crane Pose or Crow Pose

Amp up your practice and get a little flight time by adding in Bakasana…also known as Crane Pose or Crow Pose.


I call this pose Crow Pose all the time. Technically, though, it’s translated into Crane Pose. In Sanskrit Kaka means Crow (so it would be Kakasana)and Baka means Crane (so it would be Bakasana). Either way, it’s all about balancing on the arms with palms planted on the floor, knees/shins on the backs of the arms and heels lifted.

More than anything, it’s a great way to power things up in your practice. It requires focus, balance and and of course, core strength.

Check out the video below and give it a go!


Benefits of Bakasana:

  • Strengthens arms and wrists in a big way
  • Gives a nice stretch to the upper back
  • Strengthens the abdominals and deep core muscles

NOTEThis pose is not recommended for you if you have Carpel Tunnel Syndrome or any weakness or issues with the wrists.

Hope you enjoyed the video and found it useful. If you tried Bakasana, leave a comment below and let us know how it went or share it via Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter.

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