Yoga Pose Cards
Yoga Pose Cards Print out and use for sequence design or for training purposes.
Yoga posture - Parsva Bakasana
Translation: Side Crane Pose (Side Crow Pose)
This is quite an intense stretch in the lower back. It may be a good idea to
first stretch in a lying spinal twist (Ardha Jathara Parivarttanasana)
or seated spinal twist (Upavistha Parivrttasana)
to prepare the discs.
This posture requires good upper body strength. There is a way to get into the
pose by placing the elbow into the sides of the ribs. The lower arms bones (ulna
and radius) act as supporting beams and the yoga pose Side Crane needs less arm
Decide which way you want to use the feet. You can point the toes, ballpoints of
the toes or the heels.
The arms and wrists get stronger from Side Crow. The ability to rotate the lower
back increases and so does the strength necessary for rotation.
The shoulders are hard to align. Try to glance down and back at the shoulder