#WellnessWednesday - Yoga for Life: Week 45

Dancer's Pose

Benefits:

  • Can help improve balance.
  • Stretches shoulders and chest.
  • Will help strengthen legs and ankles.

Foundation & General Alignment:

  • Foot flat on the ground .
  • Standing leg is engaged and straight.
  • Second leg is bent and hand from same side of body is holding on to it.
  • Raise bent leg up and back.
  • Hand can be gripping top of foot or inner side of foot.
  • Free hand is straight in front of body for balance.
  • Head is looking straight forward.

Common Problems:

  •  Most at risk is the knees and back.
  • Hyperextending of the knee.
  • Forcing yourself into the pose can hurt your back.

Modifications:

  • You can use a wall for extra balance.
  • Free hand can also be on hips.

 

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