Bakasana (Crow Pose)

Bakasana (Crow Pose)
This pose is all about courage! Double points for doing it in public!

How to:

1. place your hands on the mat in front of you and bend your elbows to 90 degrees

2. Snuggle you knees into your armpits and bring your toes together behind you


4. Begin to tip forward bringing the weight into the hands and letting the legs come onto the triceps

5. Play with lifting one toe and then the other (you can place a block under the forehead and bring the forehead down to the block if you are feeling skittish about face planting)

6. Once the feet have lifted begin to straighten the arms (I’m still working on this!)

Play. Have fun. And shake that Cowardly Lion off your back.  Share your crows in the comments!


8 thoughts on “Bakasana (Crow Pose)

  1. Aaaaaaah I can’t even manage down-dog for more than 15 seconds yet! Is it even called down-dog?? (I’m usually right at the back of the class so mishear quite a bit of stuff :D). When I get to bakasana goodness I will totally post it!

    1. Can’t wait to see it! I took ten years of practicing to even have crow come onto my radar. That pose I did was after a year of practice! It is within your reach, but if you never get there at least you got somewhere else. Right?

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