Video Transcription – Bakasana (Crane Pose)
I am Ritesh and today we are talking about Bakasana that is a Crane pose. A crane is considered as a Messenger of God on a symbol of communion with God the presenting entering into higher states of consciousness. Friends Bakasana or a Crane pose is quite an advanced level pose and it’s a great arm balancing also. Before you do Bakasana you need to prepare yourself by getting into a crow pose or also known as kakasana. So a quite a bit of similarity in both the poses but little bit of arm variation makes a huge difference.
Friends before we get into the practice safety first precaution or contraindications. So people once again with carpal tunnel syndrome should avoid this pose. Also any wrist elbow our shoulder injury or pain just be careful okay and specially women’s in pregnancy our menstruation should avoid it because there’s a lot of pressure coming on the abdomen that is your core or the power house. So friends before you start your practice don’t forget to warm up with a downward facing dog a bold pose that is navasana plank pose or chaturanga dandasana.
Friends you need to prepare yourself slowly and steadily especially an asana like Bakasana or a crane pose. So let us get into the practice friends the difference between a crow pose and a crane poses in a crow pose the arms are to a 90 degree angle while in a crane pose the arms are straight. So now it’s an angle pose wherein the arm goes a little bit forward so let’s get into the pose so wrist elbows and shoulders go in one line what I mean to say is the wrist the elbow and the shoulders go in one line and it is a little bit angled so the position is like that.
So once again we need to prepare or visualize ourselves how we will do it. So for that reason we need to lie down on the back so lying down shoulders down and now from here once again bend the knees and keep the palms facing upwards. Now let your knee come towards the armpits so basically trying to this is the position the shoulders are down activated. Check the neck and breathe so you can keep the toes pointing and just hold it from here don’t take the head like this or like this what we need is a comfortable neck position and the elbows are more the knees are more towards this.
So that’s your position, so now let’s practice the other way out so once again coming back as I told you friends you can always use a block or a bolster but over here I am changing a little bit. So from here if you feel that your wrist is getting tired you can always do it in this position. So you can hold a grip of the block and do it okay so let’s do it with a grip of the block. So I take it here from a downward facing dog I walk forward, forward, forward and I keep the knee in the armpit lift up straighten it, angle it and maintain it what happens with these blocks.
It gives you a grip so it becomes a little bit more easier friends you can also use the block. You can put the feet the toes on the block. So let’s get into it so here hold it here armpits lift up one leg up, other leg up, come back and relax. So friends you need to slowly and steadily get prepared starting with a crow pose then get into a crane pose. Friends this pose is great once again for balance memory and concentration. It builds strength in the arms shoulders and abdominal muscles that is your core or we call it the power house also.
So the abdomen gets too firm when you keep practicing and also when you want to focus on something arm balancing like crow pose or crane pose. You need to work on your abdomen muscles. Friends after doing this pose you are ready to challenge the problems of the world. So it’s a great energizing pose, it’s a great strengthen pose. It just moves you out of depression friends. I’m Ritesh here, thank you for watching and do hit the like button and also subscribe and in case you have any comments or suggestions please mention in the comment section below.