In Sanskrit “Baka” means “Crane”, “Asana” means “Posture”; English meanining is “Crane Posture”.
Position : Standing
Type : Balancing and forward bending
Spiritual Awareness : Swadhisthan and Manipura chakras
Physical Awareness : Hips, leg muscles, balance and coordination of the body.
Dosha Suitability : Vata
Introductory Asanas : Backward bending asanas
- Relax in the standing position with the feet together.
- Inhale, raise the arms in front of the body over the head.
- Exhale, bend forward from the hips and grasp the toes of the right foot with both hands.
- Slowly stretch the left leg behind, raising it as possible and bring the forehead towards the knees.
- Keep both the leg, straight. Breathe normally.
- Exhale, lower the leg, inhale and return to the upright position.
- Change the legs and repeat the practice.
- Repeat three times on each side holding the final position as long as possible.
Followup Asanas: Baksana and backward bending asana like Makarasana.
Spotlight effects: Hips, leg muscles, balance and coordination of the body.
- This asana strengthens the arms, wrists, hips and leg muscles.
- It relaxes the lower back and helps develop nervous coordination.
- Improves balance and coordination of the body.
- Helps with nervous aliments.
Precautions and Contraindications:
- High blood pressure.
- Serious low back injuries.