To prep for Crow Pose, Wide Squat Pose is the best way to open up your hips and get your legs ready to launch:
- From Standing Hand to Big Toe Pose A, release your big toe. Stand with your feet slightly wider than your hips. Bend your knees and lower your hips toward the ground.
- Bring your palms together at your heart center and firmly press your elbows against the inside of your knees. This will help to open your hips even farther. Shift weight onto your heels and lengthen the crown of your head toward the ceiling.
- Hold the pose for five deep breaths.
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