Today we’re flying, flying, and flying some more! Variations, tips, tricks, and secrets of CROW POSE below!
To start, come into a squat and plant your hands under your shoulders. Your knees will come onto your triceps and squeeze in (think thigh master!). Start to bend your elbows to 90 degrees and reach your heart forward. Lift the toes of one foot to your booty, and then maybe the other. Woo hoo, you’re flying! To modify, place a pillow under your forehead and a block under your toes. The pillow is to help with any fear of falling on your face (face planting can totally happen with arm balancing, but try to laugh and shake it off) and the block is to give you a little extra height to lift off your toes. To take it a step further, straighten your arms and bring your knees to your armpits. Still squeeze in with your thighs, engage your core, and try to puff upward with your kidneys!
Still need to amp it up a notch? From crow pose with your elbows slightly bent, start to shift your weight to your right knee. Draw your left knee in towards your belly. Maybe even kick your left leg back behind you in a one-legged crow pose. Don’t forget to switch sides!