I’ve recently started practicing side crow, and much to my amazement I’m able to hold this variation for a while. When I was visiting the studio regularly I couldn’t get my feet off the ground. I think it was because I was trying to do it perfectly and in line with the people around me.
Eventually, I want those knees to be balanced on the back of my bicep. But for now, it’s a lot of fun just to get a sense of what it feels like. There’s something really cool about any pose in which you just have to search around for that happy spot of balance. When you find it; it’s like magic.
Advancing our practice implies refining our ability to see and listen to our body on deeper and subtler levels. Cultivating this internal perception is more important than merely attaining more exotic postures.
-Ganga White, Yoga Beyond Belief