My theme for this year’s #atozchallenge is – 26 Yogasana. So brace yourself for 26 days of stretching, backbends and inversions, as I take you along my upside down evenings, sincerely hoping that you will find these posts helpful 🙂
Bakasana or Crow Pose
My husband never lets me practice this pose in the living room for the fear of me crashing into his precious TV 😛 . This is the first pose that made me realize the importance of gaze. You need to look few inches away from the fingertips, if you look too far, you might end up frog jumping (and thus the crash) and if you look down, you might end up falling flat on the face (experience my dear friends).
Bakasana or Crow pose is a great starter to arm balances. If practiced regularly, this will strengthen your arms and core, which will help you to achieve other incredible arm balances. This yoga asana requires you to round your back and engage the core to lift the hips.
For Beginners – Rest your knees above elbows, and raise one leg – drop it and raise the other one. Practice like this till you are comfortable in this pose.
Here’s a variation of Crow Pose called Baby Crow.
Disclaimer: I am not an Instructor or Yoga teacher, only a regular Hatha Yoga practitioner who is passionate about fitness. I am writing this series to detail my learning and experience during the practice. Please consult a Physician/Doctor before starting any exercise regime as some of the poses might contradict with your existing medical issues, for example injuries related to spinal cord, knee, ankle, wrists, neck, medical conditions like Migraine, Diabetics, Asthma etc.
Stay Strong and Humble! Namaste.