Spiritual Awakening: advanced yoga poses | day 25

“We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think.”

Crow Pose

Sanskrit: Bakasana

How to do it

Start in Mountain Pose. Come down to a deep squat, with your feet a few inches apart and your heels lifted off the mat.

Make your knees wider than your hips.

Bring your palms down in front of you between your knees, shoulder-width apart. Hook your shins around your upper arms.

Look forward, shift your weight forward onto your hands, and lift your feet off the floor. Pull up through your arms and abs, and round your upper back. If you can, bring your toes to touch beneath your tailbone.

The benefits

Crow Pose builds (and requires) serious strength in your arms, wrists, core, and hip flexors.

Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water.