After I first began working towards crow pose, I’d get bruises on my higher arms. As I realized extra concerning the pose and utilized my anatomy classes, I started to understand that if I simply engaged my intercostals and rounded my again, I’d keep away from the bruising. What occurs once you interact your core and spherical your again is you wind up “perching” your body weight in your arms fairly than “dumping” your body weight in your arms. While you “perch” there isn’t as a lot strain on the higher arms as a result of the core is doing fairly a bit of labor. I clarify it extra within the video beneath. Test it out – and let me know what you pondering of the cloning enhancing method I did!