There are many benefits to practising Bakasana: stronger abdominals, wrists, arms, adductors (inner thighs) and it helps you to learn to spread your back muscles
Initially you should learn how to practise getting into and out of Bakasana by itself
Once mastered you can transition into Salamba Sirsasana 2 (3 point headstand) as shown here in the video
Key points to note are:
- Sequence poses such as Malasana, Pasasana, Pincha Mayurasana and Sirsasana first
- Prep your base – spread the palms and ensure you are not sinking in your wrists, lift your shoulders, broaden your collarbones, grip your hips and lift – engage mula bandha – you need to feel light, so you can take flight!
Please note – this is not a step-by-step guide, I don’t do them. I firmly believe yoga needs to be learned in person. Anyone who’s been to an Iyengar class knows that a tiny adjustment can make a massive difference to how you experience that pose, and can mean the difference between injuring yourself and not