Jason Schramm of Detroit Yoga in Royal Oak Michigan demonstrating Crane Pose / Bakasana from Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga practice.
I've had more than a few students this past week asking me about setting up Crane Pose / Bakasana, so I thought I'd make another video regarding some details.
I've posted crane tutorials before, but perhaps I'll mention or show something a little differently here that might highlight some aspect of the posture in a new or different way that is helpful.
But as always, the secret is not so much in having it explained just right, but in practicing many times. Trying and failing again and again, combined with not settling for "good enough".
That said, here are some tips...
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Jason Schramm of Detroit Yoga demonstrating and discussing some details of Crane Pose / Bakasana.
In this video I demonstrate and discuss setting up Crane Pose / Bakasana from a squat position which is the flexibility component of the posture...being able to make the body compact/tucking the legs in close to the ribs. After that, it's strength and concentration with a bit of courage/confidence.
This video may make it seem too simple, but keep in mind that many hours of practicing/polishing basic movements and postures come before being able to lift into Crane. The saying, "The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried." is true. Find an accomplished teacher that has been where it is you want to go, keep showing up and wholeheartedly practice your basics, fall down seven times and get up eight.
Set your goals, but remember, it is the journey of daily practice that brings the most fruit, not so much the destination. What it takes/makes of you to get there.
To read a previous post regarding Crane Pose click here.
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Jason Schramm of Detroit Yoga and Students demonstrating parts of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Practice.