What is Dancer's Pose?
Dancer's pose, or natarajasana in Sanskrit, is a standing balancing posture that builds both strength and flexibility. It's most commonly practiced in vinyasa classes. Standing on one foot, the yogi clasps the other foot behind them in a bow shape.
- From standing, exhale and lift the right foot near the buttocks. Clasp the ankle with the right hand.
- Inhale and reach the left arm forward.
- Exhale and stretch the right leg up and back, lifting the toes as high as is comfortable.
- Breathe while balancing in the pose.
- Avoid if there is ankle or low back injury
Benefits of Dancer's Pose
- Opens the chest and lungs
- Improve balance
- Improves focus and concentration
- Strengthens the legs
- Opens the hips
Dancer's Pose Details
- Sanskrit Name
- Pose Level
- Nasagre (Tip of the nose)
- Pose Type
- Backbends, Balancing, Chest Openers, Hip Openers, Standing Poses