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Crow Pose Yoga Challenge

 

We are here with Sam Abraham, found of S.A.Y., where every day is namaste. For this challenge, Sam will be performing the crow pose, which is a gateway to all arm balances.  If you can effectively get into crow pose, it will serve as a starting point towards building confidence to do other inversions, and arm pose variations.  Not only do you use your arms to hold you up, but you activate your core muscles, as well. Sam holds the crow pose for an amazing 41 seconds!  Yoga is an amazing practice not only for physical fitness and flexibility but also for mindfulness and mental health.

How to Get into Crow Pose

When getting into crow pose, you first want to squat, extend your arms forward and put your hands on the ground in front of you.  From here, you want to shift your weight from your feet into your hands.  Without lifting your hips too high, you gradually take your feet off the ground while lifting up and resting your knees on your arms.  As your arms hold you up, make sure to breathe.  Breathing will keep you centered, grounded, and allow you to hold the pose longer.  

How to Post Your Crow Pose Video on the Active Aging Facebook Group

Posting your video on our Active Aging Facebook Group will not only display your own determination to advance your yoga practice and physical fitness, but it will inspire others.  Posting is free and easy to do.  All you need is a Facebook account to post your video.  Here is a link to the Active Aging Facebook Group

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Join our Record Holders

All Facebook video submissions are reviewed by our team to potentially get your name on our leader board.  The challenge is how long can you hold the crow pose for, with good form.  We classify the leaderboard by age class (you must be 55+ to qualify).  The top record holder for each age class will have their video at the top of the leaderboard for bragging rights!

 

Ages 55-65

1. Sam Abraham - 41 Seconds - April 4th, 2021

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