Standing Yoga Poses : Yoga Crow Pose

Standing Yoga Poses : Yoga Crow Pose


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.