Can You Do This Yoga Pose That Relies Almost Entirely On Arm Strength?


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Flex your yoga muscle to see how far you’ve really come…

Why yoga?

Been focusing a lot on your arms lately? This is a great way to test another aspect of their strength! Called the side crow, it’s a really great way to see how strong your forearms and shoulders really are. Think you can manage this move? Watch the vid and follow the instructions below – and, trust us, you might just surprise yourself. And you’ll have just learned your newest party trick…

The Benefits

Strengthens the wrist, forearms and abdomen. Improves balance.

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How to do it

Begin in a squat with your knees together, balancing on the balls of your feet. Twist your torso to the side, taking your right arm to the outside of your left thigh. Work your arm down your thigh to deepen the twist. Place your palms flat on the floor, shoulder-width apart, so your fingers point away from you. Lift your hips slightly and lean forward to bring your elbows over your wrists. Keeping your legs together, sweep your feet off the floor until your lower legs are parallel to the floor. Return to start and repeat on the opposite side.

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