(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.

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Translation and technique

  1. Rest the hands on the ground with comfortable (one to two feet) distance between them
  2. Bend the elbows
  3. Raise the legs off the ground
  4. Let the knees touch the respective elbows
  5. 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