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Home Practice: Side Crane

Featured Issue: May 2010

Sequence created by Simon Park

Lifting up into Parsva Bakasana (Side Crane Pose) might appear to require brute strength. But yoga teacher Simon Park says that mastering the physics of the pose is the key to getting into this arm balance. In this sequence you'll practice a series of fun twisting poses, such as Parivrtta Trikonasana (Revolved Triangle Pose), Parivritta Ardha Chandrasana (Revolved Half Moon Pose), and a variation of Pasasana (Noose Pose) that will prepare you for Side Crane. In the process, you'll glean the therapeutic benefits of all those twists, like greater movement in the lower spine and strengthening of the digestive fire.

The exercise instructions and advice presented in this video are designed for people who are in good health and physically fit. They are not intended to substitute for medical counseling. The creators, producers, participants, and distributors of Yoga Journal disclaim any liability for loss or injury in connection with the exercises shown or the instruction and advice expressed.

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