Day 4 Bakasana 

Crow Pose

 

 

 

 

Crow Pose is usually the first arm balance that yoga students learn. It is the foundational pose for most arm balances in yoga, so it's a good idea to understand the basics of Crow Pose first. Though it may seem tricky, Crow can be a fun pose when you get the hang of it.

Newer students might feel more comfortable doing the pose with a pile of blankets or a pillow in front of them in case they fall forward. Be sure to set up your "falling spot" before you come into the pose!

 

 Find your wings. If you're new to Crow Pose, it might seem like flight is an impossible dream. With practice, patience, and consistency, you will gain the physical and mental strength necessary to lift your body off the ground. Even the most experienced yogis fell when learning this pose. Continue practicing and try not to let yourself get frustrated. Crow Pose might be difficult at first, but with dedication, your confidence will grow and you'll fly!

 

BENEFITS:

Bakasana strengthens the upper arms, forearms, and wrists. Additionally, it tones and strengthens the abdominal muscles and the organs of the torso while stretching the upper back and groins. This pose also improves balance and full-body coordination.

More significantly, Crow Pose builds confidence and healthy self-awareness. Getting over your fear of possibly falling on your face requires moving slowly with a calm mind. This focused mindset will help you reduce everyday stress and anxiety, leaving you feeling calm and self-assured.

Do not practice this pose if you have a recent or chronic wrist or shoulder injury, or if you have carpal tunnel syndrome. Women who are pregnant should also avoid this pose. Always work within your own range of limits and abilities. If you have any medical concerns, talk with your doctor before practicing yoga.

TIMETABLE

Monday

9.45am Pilates Bannatyne's Luton

11.30am Yin Yoga Archer's Hitchin

12.45pm Tai Chi Archer's Hitchin

6.45pm Pilates V360

8pm Yoga Bannatyne's Luton

Tuesday

11.10am Pilates V360

7pm Pilates Dunstable Centre

8.15pm Yoga Dunstable Centre

Wednesday

6pm Yoga Bannatyne's Luton

8pm Yoga DLMK

Thursday

10.45am Mature Moves Bannatyne's Luton

12pm Meditation Bannatyne's Luton

1.30pm Yoga V360

8.15pm Pilates HRLC

Friday

11am Pilates V360

1.30pm Yoga Harpenden Sports Centre

6pm Yoga Bannatyne's Luton

Saturday

7.45am Pilates DLMK

10.35am Yoga DLMK

11.40am Pilates DLMK

1.30pm Hatha Yoga Archer's Hitchin 

12.45pm Tai Chi Archer's Hitchin

 

Sunday

10.30-12pm Pilates/Yoga  Bannatyne's Luton

4pm Pilates Houghton Regis LC

5pm Yoga Houghton Regis LC

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