3 tips to get into crow pose

How to get into yoga crow pose
Yoga teacher Kathryn Budig in crow pose.
Photo: Kathryn Budig
General by Liz Eustace

Crow pose can be a challenging inversion for many yogis. Here are 3 tips to get you flying! 

Strengthen your core

Crow pose requires a strong core, so if you're struggling, be sure to also work on other poses that build your core muscles, such as boat pose. 

Get started with this Core Weight Loss Yoga sequence from Tara Stiles.

Maintain the arm placement in crow that you perform during chaturanga 

Using "chaturanga arms" during crow will allow you to place your knees on the meaty part of your triceps instead of your armpits or forearms. 

Tone your arms and build core strength with this Xen Warrior workout.

Practice, practice, practice! 

Many yogis skip trying crow pose in class because they're afraid to look silly or fall on their faces. You won't get any better at this pose if you resort to child's pose each time your teacher calls for crow. Just give it a try and keep trying, and eventually you'll have it down.

Video: How to conquer headstand 


About the Author

Liz Eustace

Present: Leadership coach, author, presenter, brand expert and momma of two!

Inspiration: my kiddies, laughter, countless yoga teachers, my creative hubby, my youthful mom & dad, my wacky sisters, kindness, my unpredictable brother, stillness and Prudence Bruns. 


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