Dancer Pose – My Favorite Yoga Pose
I do not take yoga classes that often but back when I did take a class once a week, my favorite pose was always dancer pose. I always found this to be such a beautiful pose. My version of dancer pose was never anywhere close to the lifelong yogi’s version, but I wasn’t too shabby at it. After my easy run today, I hit the gym for some general strength training and yoga of course. Dancer pose always helps me to feel balanced, focused, and stretched.
Dancer pose develops concentration and balance. It tones and lengthens the leg and hip muscles. It will stimulate a full range of motion in the shoulders. The chest expands fully. The benefits include:
- Releases tension in the angle and foot, helping to prevent injury
- Develops a sense of balance and focus
- Opens the chest and lungs, creating more space for the breath
- Strengthens spine and entire leg
- Stretches thighs, shoulders
My other favorite pose is double pigeon but it doesn’t look nearly as cool. 🙂
I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend of running, health, and fun family times!
Happy Trails and Happy Running,
Running Update: Per my coach’s request, my 4 miles today were to be very easy. I went with that advice and still ran an average 8:19 pace. I am definitely looking forward to a change of scenery tomorrow. The sidewalks of Raleigh are really starting to bore me. Stats are here. 12 miles tomorrow and that’ll make a 48 mile week.