Crow Walking Pose (Kauva Chalasana) – Challenging & Rewarding Pose

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Crow Walking pose (Kauva Chalasana)

Crow Walking Pose, also known as Kauva Chalasana in Sanskrit, is a dynamic yoga posture that involves moving the body forward in a crow-like motion.


English NameCrow Walking Pose
Sanskrit NameKauva Chalasana
MeaningThe name is derived from “kauva” meaning “crow” and “chala-sana” meaning “movement” & “pose”.
Base positionSquatting position
RepetitionsUp to 50
Body PartAbdomen, thighs, knees
CategoryPawanmuktasana Series 3
Category (English)Energy Block poses
BenefitsThis pose requires strength, balance, and coordination, making it a challenging yet rewarding posture to practice. Helps remove constipation.
Kauva Chalasana Overview

How to do Crow Walking Pose (Kauva Chalasana)

  • Squat with the feet apart and the buttocks above the heels. Place the palms of the hands on the knees.
  • Take small steps in the squatting position.
  • Try to keep the knees flexed so that the buttocks are not moved away from the heels. Walk either on the toes or the soles of the feet, whichever is most difficult.
  • As you take a step forward, bring the opposite knee to the floor.
  • Take as many steps as possible, up to 50, and then relax in shavasana.

Breathing pattern: Breathe normally throughout.

Benefits of Kauva Chalasana (Crow Walking Pose)

  1. Strengthens the upper body: Kauva Chalasana requires strength in the arms, shoulders, and wrists, making it a great way to build upper body strength and stability.
  2. Improves balance and coordination: Moving the body forward in a crow-like motion challenges the balance and coordination, making this pose a great way to improve these skills.
  3. Builds core strength: As you move the body forward in this posture, you engage the core muscles, helping to strengthen and tone the abdominal muscles.
  4. Promotes mindfulness and creativity: The pose is a playful and creative posture that encourages exploration and experimentation, helping to cultivate a sense of mindfulness and presence in the moment.
  5. This asana prepares the legs for meditation asanas and improves blood circulation in the legs. 
  6. It also helps to remove constipation.

Precautions: The pose should be avoided by people suffering from pain in knees, ankles, or toes.