Bakasana got its name as it resembles ‘crow’ – in Sanskrit ‘baka’ means ‘crow’. This asana is one of the prominent yoga postures that strengthens your wrist, forearms and abdomen. It improves mental balance. It stretches your upper back and opens your groins.

How to practice:

  • Bending your knees slightly, bring the palms flat on the floor about a shoulder’s distance apart.
  • Place your knees on the back of your upper arms.
  • Start coming forward lifting your head as you go.
  • Take one foot and then other off the floor; so you maintain balance with both your feet up.