Our June Yoga pose of the month is Side Crow (Parsva Balasana)! Side Crow is a powerful arm balance inversion that strengthens your upper body as well as core. Although this pose takes patience and focus, it can reduce mental stress.

To get to side crow, begin in chair pose. Bring your hands to touch at your heart center. Next, twist your top body by hooking your elbow on the side of your opposite thigh. Give a deep bend to your elbows and place your hands evenly on the mat. Slowly lift up one foot at a time, finding balance as they both come off the mat to balance on your palms.