Kathryn Budig's Side Crow Prep Poses (Parsva Bakasana) | Arm Balances - Yoga Journal

Challenge Pose: 4 Steps To Side Crow (Parsva Bakasana)

Use Kathryn Budig's three-pose prep to wake up Parsva Bakasana's key players in your body and get geared up for takeoff.

Use this three-pose prep to wake up Parsva Bakasana's key players and get geared up for takeoff.

Side Crow is an alluring arm balance, but try it once and you’ll probably see the old “if at first you don’t succeed” mantra applies to this asana (like many others). The following three poses will prepare you by bringing awareness to the areas of the body that need to be opened, strengthened, and awakened to bring the arm balance to life. Enjoy your flight!

See also 3 Steps to Prep Your Core for Side Crow (Crane) Pose

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