On the 4th Day of Christmas my Yoga gave to me... Let's talk about how many daggum BIRDS there are in this song!!! When thinking of a posture for today, "Four Calling Birds," we thought of Crow (Kakasana) and Crane (Bakasana)! Here we have our first hand-balancing posture, but don't fear - flying is easy! Root into the hands, feel all of the palms pressed into the mat, fingers spread wide, and tuck the knees into the armpits or at least the top of the triceps. As you find that point of balance where you can lean forward and lift your feet, utilize the tiny adjustments your fingers can offer you, and here's the biggest secret - look ahead of you. Don't look at your hands, look in front of your hands! You can try this posture with blocks ready at your forehead to just feel what it's like to lift the feet, and even if you only get one foot up at a time, you're gettin' it done in our books! The biggest difference between Crow and Crane, by the way, is the arms being more bent (Crow) or more straight (Crane). Another tip - they can be done revolved or done from the side (like Christine is doing) and it’s actually a little “easier!” If you’d like to win some free yoga, free dōTERRA Essential Oils, and other studio swag, take a photo of yourself in any or all of these poses; tag @, and hashtag ! Easy peasy! Every time you post, you’ll automatically be entered to win! huge thanks to @ these GORGEOUS photos!!!!