Learn how to do the Crow Pose / Bakasana

Many people often confuse Crow Pose (Bakasana) with Crane Pose (Kakasana). In Crane Pose, your knees are up toward your armpits and your arms are ideally straight. In Crow Pose, however, the arms stay bent and the knees rest on the backs of the elbows.

Crane Pose is trickier because it requires more flexibility and core strength. With enough practice, you’ll eventually fly into the full execution of both these poses. But first, let’s conquer Crow.

1. Squat down deeply, place your hands on the floor in front of you and come forward onto the tips of your toes.

2. Next, lift your hips high into the air and look forward on the floor with your eyes.

3. Press your knees on top of your triceps (the backs of your arms). If you can lift one leg up, then lift the other leg up, and if you can, lift both legs up and balance here for 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1.

4. Lower down right back into squat.

Kakasana / Crow Pose