Learn how to do bakasana with step-by-step instructions. This video explores bakasana (crane pose) and kakasana (crow pose) from the perspective of both beginners and more experienced students. The class begins with some preparatory variations using supports that will help you gain confidence and familiarity with these asanas. These strengthening variations will be beneficial in their own right but will also methodically lead towards more advanced versions of bakasana and kakasana. The class also troubleshoots common problems and difficulties that can be encountered when practicing these poses. There are many benefits that come from regularly practicing bakasana. It helps to strengthen your wrists, arms and abdominal muscles. It also helps to tone the inner groins (adductor muscles) and has a broadening effect on the upper back that can help to release the thoracic spine.