is a powerful arm balance that can build physical strength in the abs and upper body, as well as inspire confidence, patience, flexibility, and fearlessness.
Instead of putting one knee on each arm as you would in Crow Pose or Crane Pose, Parsva Bakasana requires you to engage your obliques, take a deep twist, and stack both knees against one of your elbows.
Once you lift your feet and legs up into Parsva Bakasana, make whatever slight, subtle movements you need to help you find your balance. When you find your sweet spot, the pose feels effortless.
Benefits and Contraindications
Strengthens the shoulders, arms, wrists, and spine
Massages the abdominal organs and improves digestion
Improves spinal flexibility
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Wrist, shoulder, or low back injuries
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Frequently Asked Questions
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