Arm balances can be a fun and exciting part of the asana practice. I, myself, love crow pose. It was the first arm balance I was able to take flight in so it has a special place in my heart. However, one of my favorite variations to teach is crow pose on the forearms – a.k.a. baby crow (bakasana).
Here are 3 reasons you should give it a try…
- It’s cute. I mean, come on it’s like a tiny baby yoga pose. Baby stuff is cute. Plan and simple.
- Less intimidating for beginners to arm balancing. Unlike full crow pose, baby crow only requires you to be a few inches away from the floor making falling out much less scary.
- Switch things up! We get used to doing the same old arm balances and poses in the practice. Shifting our perspective and routine from time to time is good for the mind AND the body.
Let’s get to it!
Warm-up | Several rounds of Sun Salutations are always a good idea before hopping into a pose. The following two exercises are also great tools for warming the correct muscles for baby bakasana.
Time to fly!