Last week, I told a story about how I proved to one of my friends that I could teach him Crow pose in less than three minutes. To help him, one of the important things we focused on was using his legs.
When you think of an "arm balance" it is only natural that you would assume that the work comes from the arms. More often than not however, the reason it is so darn hard to get off the ground is that the legs aren't working appropriately. If you don't work the legs, they are just dead weight working against you.
As promised, here is a short video for you to help get that lift-off in Crow pose (Hint: if you remember the Thighmaster from the late 80's/ early 90's, you're halfway there). Have fun and let me know how you do!