Baby Crow Pose or Bala Bakasana in Sanskrit (Bala means ‘baby’, Baka means ‘crow’, and Asana means ‘pose’) is a cross between Crow Pose (Bakasana) and Duck Pose (Karandavasana).
Baby Crow Pose is an advanced-level pose that serves as a preparatory pose for Feathered Peacock Pose (Pincha Mayurasana). Here the body is balanced on the forearms which makes this arm balancing pose variation unique and interesting to build the required strength and balance for other arm balance poses.
Baby Crow Pose tones the core, strengthens the shoulders and arms, creates a stretch through the upper back, and helps build balance and focus.
This also avoids putting the whole weight on the wrists, hence the pose is especially good for those who have issues with their wrists!
Also known as: Duck Pose or Karandavasana, Bala Kakasana
Benefits and Contraindications
Improves balance and focus
Strengthens your wrists and arms
Tones all organs in the abdomen.
Knee, back or neck injuries
High blood pressure
Hernia or abdominal pain
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