Bakasana

Yoga Every Damn Day As a part of A to Z April Blogging challenge, I am going to post a series of Yoga poses. Don't worry I will keep it simple and crisp... and try not to make it boring.


Bakasana (Crane/Crow pose)

Hey look I am a crow!! I can hold this pose for just a few breaths. This arm-balance almost kills my wrists. Takes lots of practice and strength to hold it for long. I usually practice arm balances towards the end of my yoga flow as by that time my body is warmed up. 





Benefits are:
"Strengthens arms and wrists. Stretches the upper back. Strengthens the abdominal muscles. Opens the groin. Tones the abdominal organs." source PocketYoga


Day 1 - Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward Facing Dog)

64 comments:

  1. Just started Yoga and haven't see this one yet. Which is good. Where I'm at, this pose would kill me. :)

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    1. hahaha :D I am sure you will be doing this with ease soon :)

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  2. One of the most unique posts I have come across :)

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  3. wow!! you managed to get this!! :O how did you strengthen your arms & wrist to be able to do this!! I guess I have a long way to go!! :(

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    1. I still can't do too many of them... guess all the wall handstands I did were helpful in strengthening my shoulders. :) You will be there soon re :)

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  4. Haven't tried this pose till now. Looks intricate.

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    1. Requires strength in shoulders and core ... with practice I am sure you will nail it :)

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  5. Never heard of this one. You explained it well. Keep up the good work. Cheers!
    *Shantala @ ShanayaTales*

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  6. This one always hurts the backs of my arms where my knees sit, like I'm resting too much of my weight there. Based on what you said about "benefits," I think I might not be using my abdominal muscles enough to pull weight up and out maybe?

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    1. I use my core to pull up the hips and shift the weight on shoulders. Takes a lot of effort :) Thanks for writing in.

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  7. No way could I do this! That's awesome girl!

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    1. hehehe thanks a lot :D But I am sure you will be able to nail it

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  8. It is one of the toughest!!! you nailed it, princess :D
    I used to do a half- crow pose most of the time... :)

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    1. thanks Roh :D yeah I too do few half crows :)

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  9. oh Wow I think you are doing well even with a few breaths. Awesome.

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  10. I apologize if this posts twice. Google sent me through a redirect. Previously, I stated that this makes my forearms hurt just looking at it, and that I always found the poses that required arm strength to be among the most difficult back when I was doing yoga. However, they also create beautiful lines as evidenced in the photo above.

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    1. I find arm balances so challenging, mostly because I am still building my upper body strength. Yeah they do look beautiful :D Thanks for stopping by .

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  11. Oh My! This is a pose I haven't tried even once! Looks difficult!!

    Betrayed

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    1. I found it difficult at first.. still do :) thanks

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  12. Totally impressed! This is one of the difficult Yoga posture, Rajlakshmi!

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  13. WOW, Raj. Great going. I never mastered this one yet. :)

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  14. This is indeed a difficult pose and I can only do one leg at a time. You have nailed it :)
    Good one Rajlakshmi :)

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  15. Never tried yoga, but this looks wonderful. anne stenhouse

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  16. This looks difficult.. and balancing on hands is v difficult.

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    1. I find arm balances very tough ... takes a lot of effort to get it right
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  17. Wow! You are so fit. I think I can never do the bakasana in my lifetime! :|

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    1. Thank you so much Shilpa :D With practice for sure you can do it :)

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  18. Wow, that does look like it would be hard to maintain...

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary - Epics from A to Z
    MopDog - 26 Ways to Die in Medieval Hungary

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    1. it is still tough for me to maintain :) thnks for writing in

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    1. I hope I will someday ease into it , effortlessly :) thanks for writing in

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  20. Wooah! you are amazing! Yoga is the best, which I've been trying to adopt since long...:(

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    1. Thank you Nisha :) I am trying to make it a part of my lifestyle

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  21. Knowing your body and it's strengths...

    Welcome in the "B"... as a host I am stopping by to say thank you!
    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

    There's no earthly way of knowing.
    Which direction we are going!

    HOLLYWOOD NUTS!
    Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

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  22. Wow - I'd be flat on my face the moment I tried anything like that. I am impressed.
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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    1. Hahaha thank you for stopping by :)

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  23. Looks difficult to practice...one has to be careful enough not to fracture hands I suppose.:)

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    1. If not done right it puts a lot of pressure on elbows. Thanks for writing in.

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  24. If I attempt this now, I know I'm dead! :P But happy to learn new poses from your space! :)
    *Shalini @TaleofTwoTomatoes*

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  25. Wonderful post. I love the photos.

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  26. It seems so tough!! Will definitely need practice!


    Best Kept Secret

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    1. Requires lot of strength but that comes from practice :) thanks for stopping by.

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  27. Amazing demonstration of discipline...way to go! No wonder world is going gaga about Yoga...proud of you girl!

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    1. Yeah everyone here.is gaga over yoga :) thank you so much

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  28. Great photo and show of skill both. Good luck with the A-Z challenge!

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  29. I wish I could do that. That must take a lot of strength, mind and body.

    Bushman
    2015 A to Z Challenge Ambassador
    @jwb81074

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    1. Takes a lot of strength. I hope it would be easier later on :)

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  30. You're the only person I know who can actually do this asana!!

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  31. Wow, you are like a pretzel! That looks hard.Good for you. PHEW! I get tired just looking at the photos.

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    1. Hahahha ROFL ... thank you Cathy :)

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  32. We need to have good strengths in our hands I guess for this one. Isn't it?

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    1. yeah good upper body strength and strong core.

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