The bakasana is also referred to as the crane pose and involve the person carrying out the pose to be able to balance with their arms.
As well as being popular in hatha yoga, the position is also used in modern interpretations of yoga on a regular basis.
The bakasana pose can be dated back as far as the 17th century, and references to the bakasana were made in the Sritattvanidhi, a treatise written in the 19th century.
Carrying out the bakasana can be simple and can be achieved by pushing up from the crouch position.
Those that are still building their arm muscles may struggle with the bakasana, so those experiencing any pain or discomfort need to ensure that they speak to a professional before trying the position again, otherwise it won’t be able to deliver the benefits.
There is also another approach that can be used where the position reached from a handstand.
This is a more advanced approach, and again shouldn’t be attempted if you are still in the process of building your arm muscles.
The benefits of the bakasana include the strengthening of the shoulders, wrists and arms as well as working the core muscles.