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strike a pose yoga

bakasana

[bak-AHS-anna] 

crow/crane pose

  • arm balance pose
  • builds confidence
  • helps to find balance & strength
  • massages organs of the abdomen
  • strengthens shoulders, arms, wrists & core muscles

MUSCLES

  • biceps brachii
  • coracobrachialis
  • deltoid
  • illiacus
  • pectoralis major
  • psoas major
  • serratus anterior
  • triceps brachii
  • trapezius

PREP POSES 

COUNTER POSES

VARIATIONS

parsva bakasana (side crane pose)

MODIFICATIONS

  • Put the knees on top of the elbows with bent arms
  • Place inner thighs on top of the elbows
  • Leave feet on the ground (or block)
  • Spread fingers &  slightly curl your fingers to take pressure off the wrists

PROCEED WITH CAUTION

DO NOT practice this pose if you have carpal tunnel syndrome or are pregnant

PRACTICE CHILLASANA

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RESOURCES

Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual ~David Swenson

Yoga Anatomy ~Leslie Kaminoff & Amy Matthews

Yoga Sequencing ~Mark Stephens

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