How to do a crow with detailed instructions and cues.
Make sure your wrists are warmed up before trying this pose.
Setup your hands to shoulder-width distance, bend the elbows straight back to create a "shelf' for the knees. Lean forward just enough to enter the sweet spot, so you can begin to stack your hips up and use your active base to navigate the balance. Squeeze heels into the sitting bones.
Plug your navel into the spine, and protract your shoulder blades wider. Make sure you're breathing and focusing on the slow exhales to find deep core contraction.
Modifications: Place a block in front of your forehead for support. Another modification is to squeeze one heel into one sitting bone, keeping the other foot down and hugging elbows in, to build strength and stability as you work towards the full pose.
Variation: If you're stable, straighten the arms for crane pose.