Bakāsana, often used interchangeably with Kakasana is an asana. In all variations, Crane/Crow is an arm balancing asana in which hands are planted on the floor, shins rest upon upper arms, and feet lift up.
Kakasana, the crow posture, is tenth in the sequence of 12 basic postures of hatha yoga. The crow is a balancing posture which strengthens the shoulders, arms and wrists.
- Strengthens the shoulders, arms and wrists
- Improves balance
- Stretches the muscles of the forearms, wrists and fingers
- Especially beneficial for repetitive stress injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome, and for people who spend a lot of time on the computer
- Improves mental equilibrium and sense of calm
- Improves concentration