My students and I played with Crow pose in class this week. This post is a great explanation of what happens in the pose both physically and mentally. Learning to trust in our ability to fly is both fun and scary and this pose is a great way to learn.
One of the first arm balancing poses typically taught in a yoga asana class is bakasana, the crane, also known as crow pose. Arm balancing is scary for many people. The first time you take both feet from the floor and put your weight into your hands, trusting yourself to not face-plant, can be quite exhilarating and empowering as well. We often put our faith in others abilities to hold us up, whether emotionally, spiritually or physically. We are willing to make ourselves vulnerable to another. Putting faith in ourselves can be quite a different ball game. Taking an arm-balancing pose, when viewed in this way, is just another life lesson found on the yoga mat. Do you trust in your ability? Are you willing to take the chance of falling, but come back the next day and believe in yourself all over again? Do you trust yourself to know…
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