Baka means “crane”. Bakasana – Crane Pose is based on the crane, a tall water bird with a long graceful neck, long legs and a straight beak. He walks in stagnant waters, head down, looking for fish. At first the pose seems complex to perform, but with practice it can be mastered and enjoyed.
- Begin standing in Tadasana .
- Bend your legs and squat down.
- Spread your knees hips apart, place your palms on the floor, and slightly bend your arms.
- Bring your knees as close to your armpits as possible, lean forward, and lift your feet off the ground.
- Strengthens the arms and wrists
- Stretches your upper back
- Strengthens the abdominal muscles
- Open the english
- Tones the abdominal organs
- Carpal tunnel syndrome