Lifted Half Crow Pose: How-to, Tips, Benefits

Co-Founder Of Strala Yoga By Michael Taylor
Co-Founder Of Strala Yoga
Mike Taylor is the co-founder of Strala Yoga.

In our beginner yoga pose series, Michael Taylor from Strala Yoga in New York City, demonstrates and gives us the scoop on Lifted Half Crow.

How-to: From a half crow, open in the front of your back hip and abdomen to lift your back leg higher and free your front knee from your arm. Gently extend your arms.

Tips: If your muscles tighten in anticipation this gets much harder, so keep breathing easily. For balance, pick a point on the ground and keep your eyes focused there. This is not a pose you want to jump into, so stick with your breath. Your inhales can take you all the way up into a handstand here.

Benefits: Builds arm and abdomen strength. Opens tops of the thighs. Good for concentration and patience.

Michael Taylor is a yoga guide at Strala Yoga in New York City. (Michael prefers "guide" to "instructor"). He's practiced Eastern movement and healing techniques for more than two decades. He holds a degree in mind-body medicine from Harvard, and studied alternative medicine and psychology at Oxford. Mike is also the CEO of social media company Odyl, climbs a few mountains in his spare time, and is the husband of yoga master Tara Stiles.

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