Vakasana

Vaka' means 'crane' in Sanskrit. It is called Vakasana because we assume the form of a crane physically in this posture.

Technique :-

  1. Sit, placing your soles on the ground. Make distance between both the knee and place your palm on the ground, stretch out your fingers. Place both the knees on respective side above elbows.

  2. Now slowly bend forward so that both your legs will be raised up and balance above the ground on your hands with the help of knees. Gaze in front.

  3. Maintain and then return to the original position. Slowly place your soles on the ground.
Remember :-
  1. This is a balancing pose, hence, practise it with due care.
Benefits and Limitations :-
  1. This Asana strengthens the biceps muscles.

  2. This is beneficial in lumbar spondilitis.

  3. Those suffering from cervical spondilitis, should not practise it.


Svastikasana | Uttanapadasana | Bhujangasana | Ardha-Padmasana | Ukatasana Ardha-Salabhasana | Padhastasana | Tadasana | Dhanurasana - 1 |
| Dhanurasana - 2 | Naukasana | Vajrasana | VakrasanaSupta-Vajrasana | Gomukhasana | Savasana | Viparitakarani | Ardha-Matsyendrasana |
| Sirasana | Pascimottanasana | Ugrasana | Konasana | Trikonasana | Halasana Samasana | Uttanamandukasana | Bhadrasana |
| Akarana-Dhanurasana | Mayurasana | Simhasana | Padmasana | Vakasana | Ujjayi Pranayama | Padmasana (Baddha) | Tolangulasana |
| Anuloma-Viloma | Parvatasana | Yogamudra Salabhasana | Makarasana | Makarasana - 2 | Uddiyana Bandha | Matsyasana | Vrksasana | Kapalabhati |
| Cakrasana - 1| Cakrasana - 2 | Jalandhara Bandha | Nauli | AgnisaraGomukhasana (Baddhahasta)Viparitakarani (Saravangasana) |