BAKASANA

The word “baka” is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning “crane” and “asana” meaning “posture” or “seat”. STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED: •Stand straight with your feet apart (wider than your hips). •As you exhale bend your knees, place your palms on the mat between your knees, your knees pointing sideward and behind your arms (triceps). •Place your palms firmly on the mat. •Now lift your right foot off the mat and balance your weight. •Slowly lift your left foot off the mat, your body weight completely resting on your palms. •Engage your core and tighten yours abs. •Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths (each breath must be 6-8 seconds). •Now slowly drop your one foot down and then the other.  •Drop your knees on the mat, sit on your heels and relax in shashankasana. BENEFITS: •It helps in strengthening the arms and wrists. •It helps in stretching the upper back. •It helps in strengthening the abdominal muscles. •It helps in opening the groins. •It helps in toning abdominal muscles. CONTRA-INDICATIONS: •Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, Severe back pain, Knee injury, Frozen shoulder, Pregnancy. DISCLAIMER:- PLEASE PRACTICE UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF YOGA TEACHER/ YOGA EXPERT.

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