Yoga Pose: Side Crow, Side Crane (Pārśva Bakāsana)

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  • Side Crow

  • Pārśva Bakāsana

  • pārśva = side
  • baka = crane
  • āsana = posture
  • Alt. Name:
    Side Crane
  • Category:
    Arm Balance and Inversion / Twist
  • Difficulty:
    Expert
  • Description:

    Start from Side Crow (Preparation) and lean forward. Bend the elbows, placing the hips and knees on top of the arms. Lift the chin up and look forward. Shift more weight onto the arms and tip over, take one foot and then the other off the floor.

  • Benefits:

    Strengthens arms and wrists. Improves balance. Tones the abdominal muscles.