Crow Pose is an arm balancing posture that serves as a gateway to other arm balances and inversions.
Bakasana, as Crow Pose is called in Sanskrit, requires a great deal of strength in the arms, shoulder girdle, and core to maintain balance and sustain the breath while holding. A good foundation in chaturanga is essential to building the proper strength and alignment to move into the posture and hold for any amount of time.
In this position, you will be taking flight and balancing on your hands, with the feet off the floor.
For some, this is quite a scary concept!
Crow Pose is an excellent way to move past fears and obstacles not only in your life but also in what you believe you can do. Remember that things take to time to get stronger at, so be gentle in your approach to learning to fly.