Dancer is a dynamic balancing posture & one of our favorites to include in classes. Not only does it help you work on balance (focus), but this pose strengthens your legs & ankles, as well as help to open your shoulders & chest. Here are our top two tips for dancer:
If your balance is off when you move into this pose, pause & take a couple of breaths keeping your lifted leg in line with your grounded leg. Once you’ve found your focal point and feel steady, slowly start to press your lifted foot into your hand and hinge at your hips as your upper body moves forward.
Jump back in! If you fall out of this pose (which we often do!), laugh it off and try again! Set your foundation, move slowly, & don’t get discouraged.