Baka Dhyanasana (Patient Crane Pose)


Baka Dhyanasana, also known as Patient Crane Pose, is a yoga posture that involves balancing on the hands while squatting on the floor. This pose improves the nervous system’s balance, strengthens the arms and wrists, and develops physical coordination and balance.


  1. Squat on the floor with feet apart.
  2. Balance on toes, hands flat on the floor directly in front of feet, fingers pointing forward.
  3. Elbows slightly bent.
  4. Lean forward, adjust knees so insides touch outside of upper arms near armpits.
  5. Lean further forward, transfer body weight onto arms, lift feet off floor.
  6. Balance on hands, knees resting on upper arms, feet together.
  7. Gaze at nosetip.
  8. Hold pose comfortably.
  9. Slowly lower feet to floor and relax.


  • Retain breath inside for a short period in final pose.
  • Breathe normally for longer holds.


  • Practice once, holding for 2 or 3 minutes.
  • Practice raising and lowering feet multiple times.


  • Physical: Maintain balance.
  • Spiritual: Focus on nosetip, nasikagra drishti.


  •  Relax in Savasana (Corpse Pose) after this asana.


  • Avoid if you have high blood pressure, heart disease, or cerebral thrombosis.


  • Balances the nervous system.
  • Strengthens arms and wrists.
  • Develops physical balance and coordination.

Practice Note

  • This asana requires coordination more than muscular strength
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