Parsva bakasana is an advanced version of bakasana (crow pose) that offers amazing health benefits. It activates the manipura (solar plexus or navel chakra), which is associated with self-confidence, power and control. Individuals who energize this chakra by performing parsva bakasana should find themselves feeling more prepared to overcome obstacles and achieve success, both in and outside of yoga practice.
Some of the mental benefits of parsva bakasana include:
- Boosts self confidence
- Promotes awareness
- Improves focus
- Helps achieve balance
Perfecting parsva bakasana may take some time as the pose is a real challenge to flexibility and the balance is a test of the practitioner's arm strength. Beginners can perform the pose for just a few seconds at first and work gradually to increase duration.