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How To Do The Crow (Crane) Pose

Bakasana/Kakasana…

…was the first arm-balancing pose that I learned in yoga. It was the toughest and absolutely the most rewarding. I faced my fear of face planting onto the floor. But as I leaned forward and rested my weight on my hands, I instantly forgot about the fear and trusted that my mind and body will work interdependently to catch me if I fall. It was a moment of mind-body connection while flying in the air, and it felt accomplishing and rewarding as I continue to challenge my balance.

Crow Pose stimulates inner focus and concentration of the moment. It strengthens Sacral Chakra, which enhances our connection and ability to accept others and new experiences. (Aileena Cavali)

If you have not tried this pose and want to learn how to, see the tutorial below by Kassandra. Her tutorial will help you to overcome the fear of falling and learn to trust your mind and body.

The Benefits

The process of getting into Crow Pose and balancing on your hands is a full-body workout itself. It engages your arm and core muscles, strengthens your wrist, upper back, and legs. Mentally, Crow Pose encourages you to accept your fear and embrace the courage to lean forward and trust your entire weight on your hands.

There is freedom waiting for you, On the breezes of the sky, And you ask “What if I fall?” Oh but my darling, What if you fly?

Erin Hanson

With that said, I hope this post will aid you in the process of achieving the Crow Pose and breaking free from your fear.

Andree

 


 

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