Crow pose in yoga is a challenging pose used to build arm strength and core muscles. Learn how to do the crow yoga pose with tips from yoga instructor in this free yoga lesson video.
And, the final standing series, this goes into hand balances is Bakasana, or Crow Pose. So, what you will do is you will come down towards your mat and your hands go down towards the earth. You are going to press your sitsbones or your tush towards the ceiling and bend your elbows slightly. Push your hands, or your knees, on to the back of your arms, pushing weight evenly into your hands. And, as a beginning student, what you will do is just slowly lift one foot and just see where you are. Contract through those abdominals. Really engage those abdominals. So, as you come up, then slowly bring the other foot up. So, you will do this multiple times until you feel ready to go into the fullest expression which I am about to show you. So, what you will do is you will bring yourself up. Bring your feet up and try to tuck them in towards your pubic bone, towards your butt. And then, try to straighten your arms as much as you can. And then, slowly come back down. And you can go into standing. A lot of Vinyasa practices will take this back into Chaturanga, into Plank Pose, and other variations. But, that is introduction to a hand balance, and that is Crow or Bakasana.