Crow (raven) Pose

Dear Vi

I miss the ravens of the Yukon. I miss their burbling and clicking and cawing and the thousands of different sounds they make. I miss them being ever present and watchfully perched on the lamp posts, heads tilted. I miss the way they fluff their feather up so they look like they’re wearing furry black parkas in the winter 

If I were ever to get a tattoo, it would be of a raven. If I ever master this yoga pose, perhaps I will.

I don’t know why, but I just know that in this pose I will know myself to be physically strong. That hovering in crow pose, I will be as strong as I will ever need to be.

Partly it’s because this pose requires strength from the entire body: tremendous core strength and the shoulder & arm strength that I have been lacking. And mental strength, too, to overcome the fear of falling forward and doing a face plant on the floor.


  1. Hope you are feeling better. I really dream for some more time for myself and the things I`ll like to do (or not ..) ….and your blog is a real inspiration šŸ™‚

  2. It has been a particularly awful spring with a tenacious flu bug. Next for me is to shake off the germs and embrace spring!!! ;^)

  3. Lordy I’d fall on my nose if I even tried this pose!! LOL So glad you are able to rest and rejuvenate…and stitch…and putter. (I can get lost in puttering!!) Feel well soon friend.

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