(YMS-v94). Commonly called Bakasana. Also called Kaani-pava-asana – ii
(HR-III.18), (YRah(N)-II.19), (SVY-23), (STN-30).
(SVY-23) suggests to keep the knees apart, and raise them up to the armpits.
Translation and technique
- Rest the hands on the ground with comfortable (one to two feet) distance between them
- Bend the elbows
- Raise the legs off the ground
- Let the knees touch the respective elbows
- Balance the whole body on the palms
- Strengthens arms, wrists, abdominals and intestines
- Stimulates the digestive and elimination process
- Helps with all digestive issues such as constipation
- Stretches the upper back and opens the groin
- Improves balance and a sense of groundedness
- Sharpens mental alertness and concentration
Contraindication – Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Pregnancy