The Bakasana strengthens the wrists, forearms and abdomen while also stretching the hamstring. Balance is crucial for this pose.
How to Perform:
step 1: Sit in a squat position.
step 2: Place your arms on the floor.
step 3: Lift up your hip.
step 4: Bend your knees so as it reaches your armpit.
step 5: Balancing your weight on you arms, squeezing your naval, lift both your feet.
step 6: Stay in this position for 15-30 second.
step 7: Rest your feet on the floor.
step 8: Repeat again.
It is important to keep the neck straight in this posture to avoid sprains and strains.
People who suffer from neck problems like spondilitis should always practice this asana under the guidance of a trained yoga expert.
Pregnant women and those suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome should also not practice this asana.