The Ultimate Guide to Dancer Pose

More than its beautiful display of grace and poise, the Natarajasana or Dancer pose also works wonders for your sense of balance and improves lower body strength. Here’s your ultimate guide to Dancer pose—a collection of all the practice tips, tricks, and pose variations you need to master and safely practice this posture.

How to Do the Dancer Pose

The Dancer’s position opens your chest and rib cage to allow more breathing space. This pose also stretches the shoulders and biceps and improves concentration and balance. This is a guide on how to do this posture.

Five tips for a dancer pose in yoga.

Warming up is important before attempting a pose like a dancer. After doing a few Sun Salutations, do a couple of hip openers to warm up. Warm up your spine by doing some backbends.

How to build a sequence around a dancer’s pose

Poses that can be used to prepare for dancers’ poses will stretch and strengthen different aspects of it. The One-Legged king pigeon pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana), for example, helps to try both the front and back of the body. In contrast, the Monkey Pose, or Hanumanasana, stretches the groin.

Five variations of Dancer pose for different practice levels

The traditional version of the Dancer Pose is intimidating. These variations of Dancer’s Pose allow us to reframe the pose as a creative and playful one. Try a different variation each time to keep things fresh.

Troubleshooting King Dancer Pose

You can troubleshoot King Dancer Pose by breaking it down. Start at the bottom and work your way upwards. You can go deeper in the King Dancer Pose by using these troubleshooting tips.

How to Rock Your Dancer Pose

Dancer pose, like many other standing balance poses, can be a frustrating struggle. Or it can be an opening to bliss. This is entirely up to the yoga practitioner. Here are some ways to bring out your inner dancer and cultivate an experience that is more like bliss.

Lesson on Dancer Pose/ Natarajasana with Jess Rose

Jess Rose, a DOYOU All-Star, has created a video yoga tutorial for those who prefer to learn or refine their yoga poses with a teacher. Let Jess lead you through Dancer Pose by pressing play!

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