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Crane Pose (Sanskrit: Bakasana)

An intermediate level arm balance to strengthen your entire body. Toning especially arms and abs. Not to be confused with the Crow Pose (Kakasana)!


When you think about the qualities of a crane, you might think of a graceful and majestic bird. The crane is patient and doesn’t move much. It stands and waits for his prey to come to him. His head is down as he waits.


In Bakasana, when our knees are placed high up against the armpits, we stimulate the lymphatic system, which helps to boost our immune system. We practice patience with the body, using the muscular strength of our core and connect to our inner sense for stability. It is important to look down rather than up, and maintain focus of the eyes and head, and not be aggressive in getting the feet up off the floor.


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