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Published: 17.08.2022

Asan Bakasna: How to perform Baksasna

Yog Front Organization

Yogacharya Viney Pushkarna

Viney Pushkarna is founder of Yog Front Organization.

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Bakasana (Crane pose) (Sanskrit: बकासन, IAST: bakāsana), and the similar Kakasana (Crow pose) (Sanskrit: काकासन, IAST: kākasana) are balancing asanas in hatha yoga and modern yoga as exercise. In all variations, these are arm balancing poses in which hands are planted on the floor, shins rest upon upper arms, and feet lift up. The poses are often confused, but traditionally Kakasana has arms bent, Bakasana (the crane being the taller bird with longer legs) has the arms straight.


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How to Cite

Pushkarna, V. (2022). Asan Bakasna: How to perform Baksasna. A Practical Research Analytical Journal of Ancient Yoga, 1(02). Retrieved from