Crow pose, or Bakasana, is a power yoga position ideal for exercising your arms and legs. Learn to achieve this position with help from a yoga expert in this free video.
Hi, this is Ozzie with ozziejacobs.com. Today, we're doing power yoga. Now, a classic power yoga pose is an arm balance called Bakasana, or the Crow Pose. You'll start off in Tadasana with your feet, this time about hip-width apart, and go ahead and bring your palms together for Tadasana Samasthithi, that's just your hands in prayer position. Take a deep inhale, and then on your exhale, slowly begin to bend your knees. You can bring your hands in front of you to help for balance and then bring your hands in front of you but down on to the floor. Slowly start to put more of your weight on to your hands, bring your feet a little bit closer together, and the goal here is to first bring your knees as close to your armpits as possible, and then slowly begin to shift all of your weight on to your hands, then lift one leg up and then the other. Press the knees into the armpits and pull the belly button up high. This kind of feels like a suction cup, and then to come out, bend your elbows and shift to Chaturanga. Inhale to Upward Facing Dog and then exhale Downward Facing Dog. And that's how you can do Bakasana, the Crow Pose.