Start the Bent Arm Crow by finding a good squat stance. Don’t place your feet too wide. After plant the palms of the hands, fingers forward on the ground then drag them back until the arms rest against the legs. After your hands are planted and the arms are against the legs, rock forward and begin to stack the elbows above the wrists. Begin to raise your hips and transfer the weight. For the Straight Arm Crow you must raise your hips higher in order to pull your knees closer to your armpits. The weight will need to be forward. As the balance shifts forward and you feel yourself come into balance, use your fingertips to steady yourself.