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.
- Start with mountain pose.
- Squat down then bend the knees low enough to place your palms flat on the floor, shoulder distance apart.
- Lift your hips high; place the knees on the back of the upper arms, on the triceps.
- Begin to shift your body weight towards your upper arm.
- Slowly lift your feet and with an exhalation shift your body weight further and lift your toes off the floor.
- While in this position, maintain a straight gaze to balance the body.
- Remain in this position for 10 seconds or around 1 min.
- To return from the pose with an exhale slowly lower your feet to place on the floor and return to Tadasana (Mountain Pose)
- It strengthens the wrist and arms.
- It stretches the upper back thus increases the flexibility and strength of the spine.
- It opens up the groin region and tones the muscles in the abdominal region.
- Regular practice improves the concentration, sense of balance and co-ordination.
- It improves the functioning of digestive system thus reduces heartburn and acidity.
- It stretches and lubricates the joints, tendons, and ligaments of the Hip abductors and upper back.
- It strengthens the body-mind connection and nervous system.
- It makes the body light and prepares the mind for meditation.
- It activates the solar plexus, third eye, crown and throat chakra (communication chakra).
Contributors to Bakasana
- If you are suffering from headaches or insomnia, do it under the guidance of an expert.
- Avoid in Conditions like Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, wrist injuries, high blood pressure and pregnancy.
- 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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