3 Yoga Asanas that Impart Grace, Flexibility & Poise to Dancers

Jun 13, 2019 Jiva Ayurveda 0


To be a dancer, you need to have a huge amount of flexibility and grace. This article looks like 3 asanas that will be invaluable to the workout and training of an aspiring or professional dancer.


  • The key qualities that dancers aspire to have are grace and flexibility
  • With regular practice, yoga can help build that, along with building balance, and increasing stamina
  • Vrksasana, Natarajasana and Bhujangasana are great asanas for dancers to include in their workout

When we think of dancers, we think of the beauty and grace they possess, but seldom of the hard work, perseverance, and the long hours they put into the pursuit of their passion. Dancers must have a high level of discipline, not to mention, a rigorous workout routine, to achieve the flexibility, balance, and poise they aspire for. So, to help them out, we give you 3 yoga asanas that they can use to stretch their sore muscles and also to build posture and strength.

Vrksasana (Tree Pose)

  • Start by standing straight.
  • Bending your right knee, place your right foot against your inner thigh.
  • Join your palms together in the “Namaskara” position and hold them in front of your chest.
  • Fixing your gaze on a spot ahead of you, hold the pose for 10-30 seconds.
  • Repeat on each side 10-12 times.

Natarajasana (Lord of the Dance Pose)

  • Start by standing straight.
  • Bending your left knee fold it back toward your back.
  • Reaching back grip your foot with your left hand.
  • Holding onto the foot, extend your left leg away from your body keeping it parallel to the ground.
  • Extend your right arms in front of you and hold it parallel to the ground.
  • Fixing your gaze on a spot ahead of you, hold the pose for 10-30 seconds.
  • Repeat on each side 3-6 times.

Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)

  • Lie on your stomach.
  • Place your palms on the floor under your shoulder.
  • Inhaling, lift your torso off the ground.
  • Hold for 30-60 seconds. Repeat 3-6 times.

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