Gosh I love the way a good flow makes you feel! Not quite in the way a great workout makes you feel, but similar. Working out is something I’ve always been pretty self motivated to do, but I wouldn’t say I looked forward to each workout with excitement and gusto… you know? Yoga, for me, is so different. I genuinely look forward to moving my body that way and pretty much never go a day without it. I guess you could say I’m addicted. Addiction isn’t great, but there are worse things.
I recently took a poll on Instagram asking if subscribers/viewers… er MY PEOPLE wanted to see more asana (pose or posture) driven flows, or simpler vinyasa type flows on my Fitness App channel. It was honestly pretty close. I want to say the poll was 56%/44% for the asana driven flows. Asana or postures are super unique and awesome benefit to yoga. Learning new postures can help motivate you in your practice by giving you a goal or something to work towards. In forming this goal, you will discover new areas you need to work and strengthen in your body in order to achieve that goal. Once you’ve discovered these areas, you will learn more about your needs and can tweak your home practice to reflect that; making it all the more exciting, ever changing and beneficial for your body.
Anyhooo… back to my story. After I did the first IG Story poll, I took another poll to see what types of postures folks were interested and Crow won out. I love Crow because well, it looks cool, you feel accomplished after having learned it, and it is difficult, yet one of the more accessible arm balances you can learn. However, often when we learn new postures, the question often becomes, “now what? What do I do with it now?” Or at least that’s what happens with me.
In light of all this, I decided to do a 3 part series on Crow pose or bakasana (kakasana). The first part, is the tutorial. The how-tos, tips, tricks and best practices so you don’t wear out your wrists and triceps. There is some pretty heavy explanation, but also a few exercises to work on and work towards so you don’t feel gypped out of a workout! The second part is a Crow Flow, where we warm up, warm up the core, take a few full expressions of crow and then work on weaving it into and out of our vinyasa. Very fun and very challenging! So if you like that sort of thing, I highly encourage you to try it… And then let me know what you think. I love working off feedback and knowledge because it helps me better serve you!
The third and final part is the Crow Circuit. Crow type movements, transitions and exercises done in a circuit style format, if the yoga flow isn’t your thing. Doing both, I think the circuit type workout is a bit more physically rigorous than the Flow because you are doing more reps/sets, but the flow definitely has its challenges as well!
Below is a quick overview video of the types of exercises, warm ups and wrist stretches you will see. For the full workout, plan and nutrition tips, I highly suggest you visit my Playbook Channel on their App! Playbook is a powerful platform for fitness creators+professionals to share their content and help curate content specially for YOU! There are several fitness professionals you can subscribe to, follow and workout with, without downloading multiple apps for different studios, trainers etc. It’s amazing and you can try it for free!
If you aren’t quite ready to take the leap, but enjoy my style, visit my home page for more options that might better suit you. I also have an e-book or e-guide to curating your home practice of moving mindfully that you might enjoy! It’s a 2 week program, complete with real time full length video workouts, pictures, explanation etc. that costs less than a cup of coffee.
As usual, thank you so much for your time! I look forward to hearing from you.