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Precautions Crow Pose

The body in this yoga pose resembles that of a bird, thus the names, crane or crow.

The Yoga pose Crow is a moderate inverted balancing posture, which builds strength in the upper extremities (arms, forearms, elbow joints, hands, wrists, clavicle, and scapula) and gives you the confidence to begin work with the Headstand and the Handstand. The Crow pose requires courage (to risk falling on your nose) and hip flexibility (to bring the thighs alongside the chest).

The Crow is one of the yoga poses that actually looks a lot harder than it really is and it requires much more coordination, concentration and awareness than the muscular strength in the upper arms.

The Crow pose increases both physical and mental balance, concentration and tranquility. It balances the nervous system, brings lightness to the body and prepares the mind for meditation.

Although the Crow pose gives us tremendous benefits for the mind and the body, in some health conditions this pose is not safe to be performed.

Three important reasons not to do yoga pose Crow:

1) Do not practice this yoga pose if you have a carpal tunnel syndrome (a lot of pain and weakness in the fingers
and wrists), as it may aggravate the problem.

2) In pregnancy do not attempt this pose.

3) If you have high blood pressure, avoid this yoga pose.