Dancer Pose Challenge

Dancer Pose Challenge

My month-long quest to achieve the Dancer Pose:

Day 1: Baseline Photo – where you’re at right now. Do both legs!

Anybody else see exercises or poses online that they wish they could do but can’t? I have probably 10 or so that I try sporadically – handstands, crazy pull-up variations, mobility drills, etc – but I know I’ll only achieve them if I focus on ONE at a time, instead of 10… So for the month of August (and a little into September) I’m planning on nailing the Dancer Pose variation with both arms.

In the dance world, we call this a Scorpion, but in yoga it’s called King Dancer or Natarajasana (yogis, please tell me if this is incorrect). Whatever it’s called, I can’t do it and have never been able to grab my foot behind my head… but now I’m determined.

Each week I’ll be posting what I’m doing to achieve this. It’s going to take a mixture of back strengthening, front side stretching – especially in the quads and hip flexors – and thoracic spine/overhead shoulder mobility for me to get this, so the videos will vary.

I’ll be posting the exercises and my progress on my Instagram and Facebook pages. Follow along with the hashtag #flashdancerchallenge and DM me your photos if you want to join in!

 

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