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Sammy Veall’s Yoga Pose Of The Week: The Crow Pose

Yoga Pose Of The Week: The Crow Pose

If you look down you will go down. There are a few little tips with this pose that will get you up and at it in no time! Every student should have the pleasure of popping up into a crow and it’s actually easier than it looks. For the intermediate there are some super fun variations you can do with this! 

FOUNDATION

  • Place the hands at hip width, spread the fingers wide and grip onto the mat
  • Feet together, toes touching, straighten the legs and come up onto the balls of the feet
  • Lift the bum up high and place the knees onto the backs of the arms close to the arm pits
  • Hug the muscles of the arms towards each other and bend slightly at the elbows shifting the weight forward making sure to really grip the mat with your fingers
  • Keep the eye gaze forward out in front and the feet should just pop up
  • Once the feet have popped up bring the big toes to touch and pull the feet up towards the buttocks and try and straighten the arms
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Yoga Pose Of The Week: The Crow Pose

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VARIATIONS

  • Three point head stand.
  • Shoot the legs back into chaturanga

BREATH

  • Inhale set up the hands and straighten the legs
  • Exhale lean forward and pop the feet up into your crow
  • Continue to breathe in and out through the nose

BENEFITS

  • Creates mental focus and concentration
  • Strengthens the arms and shoulders
  • Improves balance
  • Fun to do!

Sammy Veall owns and runs Yoga 213 in South Yarra, Melbourne.

Photography by Deanna Geralch.

Have you tried the crow pose? Tell us about your experience in the comments below! 

 

Written by Sammy Veall

Sammy Veall is The Carousel’s resident Yoga Teacher and owner of Yoga 213 studios in Melbourne and Bondi, which specialise in hip hop yoga, a technique Sammy proudly introduced into Australia. Sammy is trained in Vinyasa, Hatha and Niyama hot yoga and is a regular authority on all things yoga related, appearing in Women’s Health magazine, Yoga Journal and The Age newspaper. Sammy is also the Ambassador for Diabetes Australia and The Carousel is thrilled to welcome Sammy Veall as our resident Yoga Teacher, bringing fun, technique and a host of healthy mind, body and soul benefits to www.thecarousel.com fans every week.

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