Side Crow pose (Parsva Bakasana) strengthens the wrists, arms, shoulders, core, abdomen, and spine. It stretches the upper back, groin, spine, and lower back. This posture helps to improve digestion and overall mental focus.
Placing a block under the shoulder is helpful for students who may not have enough strength in their arms to come into Full Side Crow, and helps students who have a fear of toppling forward in arm balances.
Side Crow Pose Variation with a Block: How to Do it Step-by-Step
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