There are a lot of things I'm happy to do for you all, my friends. Nearly breaking my wrists to show improroper crow pose form, check. Facing my fears of being up close and personal talking on camera for a vlog, check. But I have to draw the line somewhere, people, so if I could just draw your attention to my knee in the bottom photo for a sec.... see it? In all its hyperextended glory?
We can all thank the photoshop gods for that, because there is no way I was going to attempt to purposely hyperextend my leg.
ANYWAY! So here you have it - what to aim for and what to avoid for dancer's pose. What I love about dancer's pose is that there are really no rules aside from the alignment bits I've given here. Your extended arm can be anywhere - make it your own!
This pose is beautiful, but it's a bit of a beast, too, because it works the hip flexor, hamstring, chest, whole front body, shoulders, and balance! I thought it'd be a good one to highlight now considering we're in the midst of our Heart Opening Yoga Program. Hope this helps!
Let's talk I struggle with coming up with poses for this series. Are there any you'd like to see here on Common Mistakes?
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