Building Blocks: Dancer Pose

Posted on: March 20th, 2019 by DigiSage Inc.

How to do Dancer Pose

  • Bend your elbow to the side of your body, palm face up, eye of your elbow facing outward
  • Bend your knee and reach back to capture the inside arch of your foot
  • Bring your knees together to touch
  • Kick your foot into your hand to propel your chest forward and broaden your heart space
  • Square your hips forward toward the top edge of your mat
  • Keep your chest higher than your hips
  • Actively press the back of your lifted thigh towards the ceiling

When practicing Dancer Pose, Be Mindful Of…

  • Knee out to the side/hips open and not square toward the front of your mat
  • Internal rotation of the arm holding your back foot

Modifications for Dancer Pose

  • Kick less vigorously to ease tension in your lower back
  • Bend your standing knee to create more stability

Why We Love Dancer Pose

  • Strengthens the standing leg
  • Improves balance and concentration
  • Stretches quads, hip flexors, chest and front of shoulders

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