Thanks for the tips and let us improve the skill by practicing!!.
Teacher @jessicarichburg ・・・
Tips to improve your arm balances + how to get into CROW pose bakasana 👉
I love crow pose because it’s challenging and empowering! It’s a great arm balance for beginners to learn, and there are many different variations you can practice and expand on. Full guided video online (link in bio)
Here are my tips:
🤍 make sure you warm up (especially the wrists) when practicing arm balances, you’re putting a lot of weight and strain on the wrists/forearms, so spend a good 5-10 minutes warming up (swipe for some drill ideas). 🤍 SPIDER FINGERS - a term I actually learned from instagram, press into the palms to lift the knuckles and create this suction-like shape with the hands. This helps you get a firmer grip on the mat with ANY arm balance.
🤍 when coming into crow pose - keep the hands shoulder-width apart, elbows bend IN not out (think chaturanga arms) creating a shelf for the knees. Keep the gaze UP, this prevents you from face planting (which will most likely happen your first few times, it’s inevitable with arm balances!) 🤍 if you are afraid of falling, place a pillow or cushion in front of you. 🤍 modifications: place a yoga block in front of you, enter crow pose by placing your forehead on the block. This will help you build up arm strength and practice your balance. OR place a block under your feet, this brings the floor closer to your triceps makes it easier to get your knees up there.
🤍 keep practicing and be gentle with yourself. Have fun!