Why Crow Pose?

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Why do Crow Pose?

Why-Crow-PoseI recently asked my yoga students on Facebook and in our membership community, what yoga pose do you avoid the most. Crow pose came up a lot.

Crow pose is definitely one that I avoid too. Although I would have to say, it if for good reason. The flexion required in the neck so that you can focus to balance pretty much is a migraine trigger for me. I even heard from one of our members that she sprained her ankle trying to do crow pose. I think if the pose is unsafe or injurious, it is a good one to avoid.

The question I would ask, is why crow pose?

Here are some benefits of crow pose:

  • Tones the abdominal wall.
  • Strengthens abdominal organs to aide in lower back pain and indigestion.
  • Strengthens arms.
  • Stretches and strengthens the back.
  • Stretches and strengthens inner thighs.
  • Opens the groin.
  • Strengthens the wrists! TRUTH! Practice.
  • Builds endurance and focus – mental focus and calm!

At Namaste Yoga, we are all about real yoga for real people, so I would ask, are there better, less injurious and safer ways you could receive those benefits?

I would answer that question with a definitely Yes!

I can think of one pose that would tone your abdominals, strengthen your arms, back, and wrists and build endurance and focus much more safely than crow.

Let´s try it today. 🙂 Plank Pose

And functionally, surely Goddess Victory Squat is functionally much better for stretching and strengthening your inner thighs and you can even add some balance challenges.

And if you still want to try crow pose, here is a class that takes you step by step, with lots of modifications, safely through the posture with lots of propping in our membership community.

It is a great companion class to the Namaste Yoga classes on Yoga Postures You Avoid the Most.

Become a Member Today: Click here for info

For more free yoga classes on Yoga Poses you avoid the most check out

Namaste Yoga 319, Namaste Yoga 320 and Namaste Yoga 321

Namaste Yoga 319: Aversion or Yoga Poses You Avoid the Most Part One

Awakening Your True Self Series Aversion Part 2

Awakening Your True Self Series Aversion Part 3

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Today’s question to leave in the comments is: Why do you avoid crow’s pose?

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Namaste, Melissa



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