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Dancer's Pose

Type: Yoga
Sanskrit: Naturajasana
Level :  Equipment : No
Balance
Chest Stretching
Core
Thighs

Dancer's Pose Steps:

Step 1:
Starting in Mountain Pose (Tadasana), inhale to raise the arms overhead.

Step 2:
Keeping the left arm overhead, lower the right arm, bend it to 90 degrees and open up the palm to the right side of the body.

Step 3:
Transfer your weight into the left leg as you bend the right leg to bring the heel towards your glutes, grab the inside of the right foot with the right hand (thumb is pointing upwards to the ceiling).

Step 4:
Inhale to prepare.

Step 5:
Exhale to press the right foot into the right hand as the right side of the chest opens up and the right foot raises up towards the ceiling. Keep the head, chest and left arm upright as the curve in the spine increases.

Step 6:
Once the leg becomes hidden from view, drop the left arm parallel with the floor and bend forward to increase the stretch in the legs.

Step 7:
Hold the posture for 5 to 10 breaths and then return to starting position.

Step 8:
Repeat the exercise with the right arm up and left leg back.

Top Tip:

- Stretches the shoulders and chest
- Stretches the thighs, groins, and abdomen
- Strengthens the legs and ankles
- Improves balance
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