Baka Dhyanasana (Patient Crane Pose) – Benefits, Adjustment & Cautions

February 20, 2018
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Baka Dhyanasana (Patient Crane Pose)  – Benefits, Adjustment & Cautions

 

Bhaka Dhyanasana or Crane Pose requires more coordination than muscular strength. The posture aims to balance the nervous system and strengthens the arms and wrists. A sense of physical balance is developed.

 

Instructions:

1.     Squat on the floor with the feet apart

2.     Balance on the toes and place the hands flat on the floor, directly in front of the feet

3.     The elbows should be slightly bent

4.     Lean forward and adjust the knees so that the inside of the knees touches the outside of  the upper arms as near as possible to the armpits

5.     Lean further forward

6.     Transfer the body weight onto the arms and lift the feet off the floor

7.     Balance on the hands with the knees resting firmly on the upper arms

8.     Bring the feet together

9.     Focus the gaze at the nosetip

10.  Hold the final position for as long as comfortable

 

Benefits of Baka Dhyanasana:

·       Increases the strength in the arms, shoulders and wrists

·       Balances the nervous system

·       Develops a sense of physical balance

 

Cautions:

People with high blood pressure, heart disease or cerebral thrombosis should not attempt this practise.

To be sure that you practise an asana correctly, we recommend to participate in our Yoga Teacher Training Program.