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Crow Walking (Kaua Chalasana)

Kaua Chalasana is an Indian translation for Crow Walking Pose. You can learn this asana as below:

Routine Benefits
Breathing Pattern Contraindications


  • Get in the primary position - Squat down with the legs held apart and the buttocks above the heels.

  • Remain conscious towards the body balance.
  • Place the hands on the knees.
  • Mentally contemplate about the crow movement.
  • This is the initial position.
  • Move in small steps while still squatting.
  • Do not tumble forward.
  • Hold the knees flexed so the buttock remains on the right heel.

  • Move either on the toes or the soles of the feet whichever is difficult.

  • Step forward and move the opposite knee on the floor.
  • Practice only to your capacity.
  • Then relax and recline in Shavasana pose.

Breathing Pattern:

  • Breathe naturally and with ease throughout.


  • Body balance.
  • Smoothness of the movement.
  • Heart beat and breath when reclining in Shavasana pose.
  • Effects of the asana on the lower back, hips, knees and the ankles.


  • Regulates the blood circulation in the leg muscles.
  • Helps in sitting for a long duration during the meditation.
  • Regular practice allays the constipation.


  • Knee or joint pain.
  • Toe or ankle sprain.
  • Disc slip.
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Techniques adapted from Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha by Swami
Satyananda published by Yoga Publications Trust, Munger, Bihar.


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