Welcome to Ashtanga Yoga Collection Project!
At AYA, we are attempting to demystify any secrets and misgivings about Ashtanga Yoga.
The following article will try to provide comprehensive and neutral information from various subject-matter experts about Ashtanga Yoga Postures and Practices. We have called this 'Ashtanga Yoga Collection' Project. This project aims to become a ready-reckoner and a reference for yoga teachers and enthusiasts training in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga. Although it is not an open forum, we invite participation from Ajarya Teachers as also yoga teachers from all over the world. All your submissions will be reviewed by our panel before they are published online.
- This posture is diaphragm assisted so the movements of upper thoracic region get restricted which allows the basal movement thus enhances the diaphragmatic breathing and oxygen saturation so helps in chest breathing or paradoxical breathing.
- In this pose, the heart is in a slightly inverted position which reduces the workload on the heart.
- Central blood flow increases in comparison to peripheral blood flow which improves the digestive system.
- It improves the balance and coordination of all four limbs.
- Activates the ANS which regulates the functioning of heart, intestines and stomach thus improves the functions like; Excretion, Menstruation, etc.
- It improves the health and functioning of reproductive organs like uterus strength, menstrual cycles in females and production of sperms and control on the ejaculation process in males.
- It gives the strength to the pelvic muscles which helps the pregnant ladies in easy delivery.
- Constipation, Irregular menstruation, Postural imbalance.
Contributors to Bakasana
- It mostly affects the Neck and Shoulder girdle region so activates the Anahata chakra (heart chakra) and Vishuddhi chakra (throat chakra).
- The Crane Pose has been demonstrated by Ms Niharika Raval, who is a part of Yoga Archanam Project at Surendranagar, Gujarat, India, pursuing PhD in Dance.
- The Bakasana Procedure has been provided by Sri Viral Raval, who is a part of Yoga Archanam Project at Surendranagar, Gujarat, India, pursuing PhD in Yoga
- The limitations and benefits of Bakasana been given by Ms Niharika Raval
- The Physiology of Bakasana been designed and provided by Dr E Amaravathi, a Master in Physiotherapy currently pursuing PhD in Yoga and also teaching at Ajarya Yoga Academy
- The Scientific Explanation and Clinical Significance (available only to registered Ajarya teachers) of Bakasana been provided by
Dr E Amaravathi,teaching currently at Ajarya Yoga Academy
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