Vaka' means 'crane' in Sanskrit. It is called Vakasana because we assume the form of
a crane physically in this posture.
- 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.
- 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.
- Maintain and then return
to the original position. Slowly place your soles on the ground.
Benefits and Limitations
- This is a balancing pose, hence, practise it with due care.
- This Asana strengthens the biceps muscles.
This is beneficial in lumbar spondilitis.
- Those suffering from cervical
spondilitis, should not practise it.