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Side Crow Pose

Angle-Based Images: Side Crow Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Side Crow Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Side Crow Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Side Crow Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Side Crow Pose Video
Side Crow Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Begin in a squat on the balls of your feet with knees together and fingertips on the ground for balance.
Side Crow Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Twist to left, hooking your right elbow outside of your left thigh. Breathe here.
Side Crow Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Place your hands shoulder-distance apart on the ground, lining your wrist creases up to the left side of your mat.
Side Crow Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Press into your fingertips and start to bend your elbows (both energetically reaching toward your midline and not winging out) to tip forward while looking a bit forward, not down.
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Side Crow Pose: Step 5
Step 5 Press your left thigh into your right upper arm and then tip your feet off the ground. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths, then repeat on the other side.

Progressions & Variations

Beginner Tips

Look forward, not down, and press into your fingertips to alleviate pressure from the Wrists. When this is very new to you, you can place your bottom cheek on a block or a blanket.

Tips

Do not attempt this pose if you have any shoulder or wrist aliments. Not recommended for pregnant women.

Benefits

Strengthens arms, shoulders, wrists, core, neck, and hips. Lengthens spine and improves lower back flexibility. Improves focus, balance, and digestion. Alleged to promote weight loss.

Modifications

To modify, use both upper arms to hold the weight of your body.

Related Exercises

  • Strength Exercises
  • Core Exercises
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