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This month's pose + purpose is Parsva Bakasana or Side crow, which is an arm balancing posture that enhances your sense of balance while toning your core simultaneously. Please note that if you have any wrist or lower back injuries, you should avoid this pose.
1. Come to a squatting position with the knees into the chest.
2. Come up on to the balls of your feet and bring your palms flat on the floor in front of you about shoulder's distance apart.
3. Keeping the palms in place, twist so that your lower body, your knees and your hips face to the left and bend your arms to a 90-degree angle
4. Hook the outside of your right knee on your left elbow. Lift your left leg and glue it on top of your right.
5. Bring your gaze about 6-10inches in front of you and shift your weight forward so that your toe float up off the ground
6. Engage your core and lift up slightly in your
7. Now try the other side.