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Kakasana (The Crow pose)

Kakasana is one of balancing poses.

Squat with your feet and knees wide apart. Place the palms on the floor with fingers spread apart. Bend the elbows a little outwards and raise the hips up with legs in the squatted position, so that your head comes down halfway forward. Allow the knees to rest on the upper arms. Look at a point a little away from the body and inhale deeply. Hold your breath and shift your body’s weight onto the hands. Then try raising one foot up followed by the other and balance the whole body weight on the hands alone. Breathe deeply and hold the position as long as you can.

This asana strengthens the arms, wrists and shoulders. The balancing pose enhances the power of concentration.