BAKASANA: CROW’S POSTURE
The posture of the raven, sanskrit name Bakasana, is a position that implies being balanced on the hands. The little advice of the Parisian Amazons, especially for beginners who want to try this posture, is to place the heels and hips very close to facilitate the tilt forward.
THE DIRECTION OF THE LOOK IN YOGA POSTURES (DRISHTI)
We also recommend attaching a point to the ground in front of you (between 50 cm and 1m), so that the weight of the head does not cause you to tip forward.
Among the benefits of this posture, of course, is the strengthening of the arms, shoulders and joints of the wrists, but not that! You also learn to concentrate better, to coordinate and to find your balance. And if you practice the raven posture regularly, you will feel that the spine is stretching completely, which will allow you to improve your flexibility.
Once you feel relatively comfortable in this posture, try to relax your lower back to relieve your lower back. Soften your neck and relax your facial muscles by breathing deeply. Breath is essential in Bakasana as in other balance postures, because it allows to oxygenate your cells and muscles, which are even more involved in this type of postures.
HOW to make the yoga pose BAKASANA IN 10 POINTS
- Place hands well below shoulders, fingers apart and index fingers parallel, well to dishes on yoga mat
- Joining the feet together
- Open knees outside the arms
- To bend THE COUDES backwards (as if you wanted to make them touch, it’s impossible but it must be the intention)
- Lift the glutes high
- Embot the knees in the armpits, keeping the elbows bent
- Switch forward
- Fix a point far ahead and not in his hands
- Raise one foot very high, then the other
- Keep the thumbs of the toes together and raise the heels higher