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Flow to Side Crow

Intermediate I

Rachel is an expert at sequencing. In this intermediate hatha flow yoga class, she creatively prepares you for the challenging peak pose side crow (parsva bakasana). By the time you get there, your confidence and your body are more than ready to take the weight into your arms.

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didi_g
didi_g
January 10, 2019
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good flow! Im not ready for side crow yet but I took the opportunity to practice crow more.

didi_g
didi_g
January 10, 2019
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good flow! Im not ready for side crow yet but I took the opportunity to practice crow more.

hunang
hunang
January 10, 2019
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I love this practice. Some of it is still beyond my capabilities, but it sure is fun to try.

mckiley
mckiley
January 10, 2019
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Rachel is new to me and I loved her teaching. Side crow was not “available “ to me so I worked on perfecting regular crow. I very much enjoyed this class.

hfortune
hfortune
January 10, 2019
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Rachel's instructions are clear and concise, but always a bit playful as well. Plenty for me to improve on in this one, but that's why they call it practice!

hwaterfall83
hwaterfall83
January 10, 2019
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What a lovely slightly challenging practice from Rachel this morning! The arm balances aren't quite in my reach at this point, but I know what I'm striving for now! Namaste

Ndrelichman
Ndrelichman
January 10, 2019
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Great shoulder opener. Helpful to wash away the stress. Thank you!

Suprsons
Suprsons
January 10, 2019
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great class although I'm still struggling to balance on my arms!

jmitton
jmitton
January 10, 2019
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Wonderful, clear instructions. A joy to do.

Becky in TX
Becky in TX
January 10, 2019
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Well, I did better at Crow.
Side Crow? oh heck no
I will have to try this class a few more times. I love Rachel's leadership and voice and, when she surprised me into flight after Eagle, I flew. This is a fun class!

Majcom
Majcom
January 10, 2019
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I did it, crow pose, for the briefest moment!! Small gains, yahoo! Thank you Rachel for the great instruction into the peak pose! Namaste!

jboydstun
jboydstun
January 10, 2019
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I’ll be back! Rachel thank you for an amazing practice. The practice leading up to the peak pose prepares you and is very invigorating! Couldn’t quite get in the peak,but will be back to attempt again.

sgalvin
sgalvin
January 10, 2019
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Really enjoyed this practice. Challenging peak pose but her instruction into the poses made everything very accessible

lydia13520
lydia13520
January 10, 2019
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Side crow is a long way off for this body (if ever), but I did enjoy working as much as a I could in the pose and I especially love the thoughtful preparation Rachel gave to get the body ready for the pose.

lydia13520
lydia13520
January 10, 2019
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Side crow is a long way off for this body (if ever), but I did enjoy working as much as a I could in the pose and I especially love the thoughtful preparation Rachel gave to get the body ready for the pose.

lydia13520
lydia13520
January 10, 2019
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Side crow is a long way off for this body (if ever), but I did enjoy working as much as a I could in the pose and I especially love the thoughtful preparation Rachel gave to get the body ready for the pose.

Jenny Claire
Jenny Claire
January 10, 2019
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A great warm up through the side body and some balances before moving into the peak pose, which Rachel gives clear and well paced instructions for - sometimes I find getting into hand balances may feel a little rushed but this class was really well timed. Thank you Rachel!

Csteele21
Csteele21
January 10, 2019
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This is one of the hardest one's for me yet. I had a really hard time with Side crow - I am not strong enough yet to do some of the complex moves, but I will work every day to get stronger. Good solid class - Thanks
Chris

Csteele21
Csteele21
January 10, 2019
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This is one of the hardest one's for me yet. I had a really hard time with Side crow - I am not strong enough yet to do some of the complex moves, but I will work every day to get stronger. Good solid class - Thanks
Chris

Csteele21
Csteele21
January 10, 2019
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This is one of the hardest one's for me yet. I had a really hard time with Side crow - I am not strong enough yet to do some of the complex moves, but I will work every day to get stronger. Good solid class - Thanks
Chris

leelzeebub
leelzeebub
January 10, 2019
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It's been so long since I've done a class with Rachel I forgot how great I feel after a practice with her. I especially love the quick pace in this class, and of course side crow is one of my favorite poses! Wonderful class. Thank you ^_^

La_estrella_roja
La_estrella_roja
January 10, 2019
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Nice little workshop on side crow. I'll definitely be trying this again :) maybe next time I'll get there!

Libris_46
Libris_46
January 9, 2019
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Definitely going to do this one again - almost there on there on the side crow , the clear instructions really helped

Libris_46
Libris_46
January 9, 2019
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Definitely going to do this one again - almost there on there on the side crow , the clear instructions really helped

Boug
Boug
January 9, 2019
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transitions were a bit fast for me. perhaps on second pass, I'll do better. I feel alive and awake

bingbongbang
bingbongbang
January 9, 2019
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I appreciated the different variations of crow - the one arm supported one asked a lot of me! I loved the comparison at the beginning between an opened side of ribs and a yet to be opened!

katie_simpson
katie_simpson
January 9, 2019
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Wow I have been trying to master that pose for a long time and with Rachels guided help I managed to ease into it with no trouble at all feeling completely secure, thanks Rachel !

Rnfromjmu
Rnfromjmu
May 13, 2018
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I have a ways to go before I will be able to achieve the full balanced positions, but it gives me something to strive towards. As others have said, I so appreciate the pace and the approach in guiding through practice. Thanks for your obvious investment into providing a great practice for others.

PeacefulRN
PeacefulRN
March 13, 2018
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3/13/18 Fluff-Free instructions and excellent cues to get into side crow - good sequence of posture leading up to it to gently open the body. Great little practice! Thanks, Rachel!

YoyoKa
YoyoKa
August 9, 2017
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Some very good directions for aligning the poses, thank you! I have never shifted my self forward before coming down from the plank pose so this was a discovery. I also prefer when the teacher concentrates on giving directions for the poses and the breath only. I very often forget to breath, I wouldn't mind if you talked a bit during savasana though :) just because my mind drifts off and I forget to scan my body. I will look up more of your videos. Thank you!

Atraubel
Atraubel
April 24, 2017
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Wonderful practice, Rachel, thank you so much! I have to tell you that one thing I appreciate the most is your lack of incessant chatter!! I know any instructor must and should give good directions through out a practice about correct positioning - I'm not talking about that. I have in mind the times in quiet positions to catch our breath or preparing or ending our practice where the instructor continues to go on and on about finding inner peace...inner light...whatever it may be....which is extremely hard to do because they keep chattering about doing it!! Thank you for your great classes!!

AnnetteTurner
AnnetteTurner
April 9, 2017
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Beautiful practice, thank you! Today was my first time trying side crow and am overjoyed that, with your guidance, I was able to experience growth and success. Namaste!

hanzadea@hotmail.com
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December 28, 2016
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I enjoy doing this flow the morning. Although I cannot do the side crow, the rest is perfect for a short sequence before starting the day. Thanks Rachel :)

Brian Dempsey
Brian Dempsey
October 6, 2016
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One of my favorite routines on DoYogaWithMe. I often use this when I don't have much time but want to stretch out and get a workout quickly. Works all the right area! I can only hope that one day she will add a class with the tortoise as the peak pose as that pose is also an edge for me.

cirvine06
cirvine06
September 9, 2016
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I've been looking for ways to practice side crow safely, as I've only recently started attempting it. I love this video- got a great stretch in and also felt ready/warmed up for side crow at the end.

antonitsa
antonitsa
August 9, 2016
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Thanks for the chance to practise hatha yoga at home! Greetings from Greece!

E_Hiner8
E_Hiner8
May 4, 2016
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Although I can't get into side crow YET. This is the perfect class for a mom of two who is crunched for time. This class offers a warm hatha flow that is perfect for an end of the day workout.
Will be doing this class again!!