Friday, 2 November 2012
The crow stand (a.k.a. the frog stand)
Before attempting this pose, it is recommended that you achieve level 3 in the handstand push up progression, and level 2 in the plank progression.
From a crouching position, place both your knees on your upper arms
with the soft part on the inner thigh resting just above your elbows.
A more advanced variation is to place the knees almost up in the armpits (for this, you will need to bring your hands close to your feet in the crouching position. This will result in a 'higher' crow stand.
In this position, you can hand balance by pressing hard into the floor with your fingers or bending your arms slightly to 'fall forward'.
Start with a few seconds, and gradually build up to a minute or so.