Crow Pose - Kakasana - Arhanta Yoga Ashram

Crow Pose – Kakasana

Easy Crow Pose – Sukha Kakasana

Kakasana brings mental balance and focus and improves strength in the wrists and arms.

How to come into the pose

  1. Sit on your toes, with heels (almost) together and knees apart.
  2. Place your elbows in the crease of your knees (the fleshy part between lower and upper legs).
  3. Keep your hands slightly higher than your knees, fingers spread widely and fingertips slightly pointed inwards.
  4. Maintain this alignment as you shift your weight forward, placing your palms (shoulder-width) on the floor
  5. Focusing your eyes on a point half a meter in front of your fingertips on the floor, slowly lift your feet off the floor, one foot at a time.
  6. Pulling both feet toward your hips, keep looking at a point on the floor, approximately 1 foot in front of your fingertips.

Coming out of the pose

Shifting your weight backward, with control, place your feet on the floor and release your hands.

Benefits

Regular practice in a steady and comfortable manner, within a balanced yoga asana program

  • stimulates the Sacral Chakra and therefore stimulates and balances the functions of your urinary tract, kidneys, and gonads;
  • develops strength in shoulders, arms, and wrists;
  • benefits the circulatory system in the upper limbs and torso;
  • opens the chest and stretches inter-costal muscles, therefore increasing lung capacity;
  • increases core awareness, balance, and coordination;
  • stretches and at the same time strengthens the groin and inner thighs;
  • increases focus and concentration;
  • removes fatigue; and
  • increases vitality and willpower.

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