Strengthens shoulders, arms and wrists
Tones abdominal organs
Develops balance and focus
How to perform crow
- Begin in a low squat with your knees wide. Place your hands on the floor in front of you, shoulder-width apart.
- Hug your knees against your upper arms. Rise onto your toes.
- Focus your gaze at one point below you, shift forward and lift your toes from the floor.
- Draw your feet toward your buttocks and try to touch your toes together.
- Balance in the pose and take slow, deep breaths.
- Lower with an exhale.
- Spread fingers wide
- Bring knees high on upper arms
- Keep elbows bent
- Focus your gaze beneath you
Modification: Place a pillow under your head to gain confidence shifting your weight forward.
Avoid this pose if you have carpal tunnel syndrome.
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Crow (Kakasana in Sanskrit) is an intermediate yoga pose that belongs to the balancing and core categories. This asana targets abs and forearms and shoulders and wrists and also involves chest and triceps and upper back & lower traps muscles. Crow stretches and strengthens legs, opens chest; rejuvenates abdominal organs and also reduces fatigue, increases energy. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this posture correctly. Discover more yoga asanas and yogic breathing exercises in our free yoga pose directory.
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