Asana of the Week with Ichih Wang: Side Crow
As one seeks balance, imbalance is just right around the corner.  The very thing we seek is also seeking us.  Let’s face it, who isn’t seeking more balance?
Side Crow (Parsva Bakasana) is a dynamic and liberating pose improving physical and mental concentration.  It may look advanced, but it’s relatively easy to do once you get your balance.  The posture will strengthen the arms, wrists and abdominal muscles, improving digestion.  The key to securing your balance, is to lower your forehead gaze and transfer your weight onto your hands as you lift your feet of the floor simultaneously.  Modify the pose by using both elbows as leverage for a hip and knee as I have done here in the photo.  It’s fun to practice, requires focus ~ Give it a try and let me know how you do.
About the Author
Ichih Wang is a Yoga Teacher, and a Yoga Life Coach based in Ottawa, Ontario Canada.  Enthusiasm to love your life is contagious around Ichih Wang. She has been around the world 3 times and visited over 60 countries, lived on 3 continents and 4 cities as a search to connect and be a student of life.  Her life travels and training experiences are infused in her yoga and life teachings, connecting people to their own abundant possibilities. She is known for her inspirational style of yoga teaching that incorporates both eastern spiritual philosophy and western techniques for mind (mental), body (physical) and spiritual life transformation.You can find Ichih Wang’s workshops and retreat information on

Date Added: June 2, 2014 | Comments (0) | Filed under: Living with Yoga

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