Dancer

Benefits

  • Improves balance.
  • Stretches the quads, hip flexors, abs, chest and shoulders.
  • Strengthens the feet, legs and hips.
  • Trains focus and concentration.

Skill Level

  • Advanced

Category

  • Balance
  • Hip Opener
  • Lower Body Strength

Yoga 15 Series

    Instructions 

    • Stand with your feet hip-width apart, toes pointing straight ahead.
    • Shift your weight into your right foot.
    • Bend your left knee and take hold of the inside of your left foot with your left hand and lift your right arm up.
    • Take a deep breath in. Exhale, lean forward and kick your left foot back into your left hand.
    • Fix your gaze on a point that isn't moving to help you keep your balance. 
    • Try to hold the pose for 5-10 breaths, in and out through your nose. 
    • Take a deep breath in, exhale release your foot and switch sides. 

    Contraindications

    • Avoid this pose if you have a foot, hip or back injury.