How To Do Kakasana (Crow Pose)? What Are Its Benefits?
Balancing asanas not only makes you steady physically but also stables your mind. These asanas might be quite onerous in the beginning but let you gain immense benefits once you get adept at performing them. The benefits range from balancing to strengthening the body parts and even relieves from emotional ailments.
Kakasana is one among the arm balancing asanas, which falls tenth on the list of 12 Hatha yoga poses. The Sanskrit word 'kaka' means 'crow' and 'asana' means 'pose'. Begin With
Squat down completely with your feet shoulder width apart and place your hands on the floor in front of you at shoulder width apart.
Splay your fingers and press your palms against the floor, bending at elbows slightly.
Now come on to your toes, lean forward and place your both the knees on your triceps(just above your elbows).
Bring your knees close to the armpits, as close as possible.
Choose a point in front of you at 2-3 feet distance to gaze at.
By inhaling, lift your toes off the floor, transferring your weight onto your palms.
Bring both your knees together.
Balance in the asana by transferring your torso weight onto your palms and lower body weight onto your triceps via knees.
Be in the position for 5-10 breaths and revert to the normal position.
Strengthens the wrists, arms and shoulders and muscles around them.
It improves focus and concentration.
Beneficial for the people who work long hours in front of the computer (especially wrists: carpel tunnel syndrome).
Massages the abdominal organs and aids in digestion.
Works well for the people who suffer from lower back pain.
Tones and strengthens the inner thighs.
Relieves from stress, fatigue and aids in internal calm.
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