Day 10 Pose: DANCER WITH A STRAP ON THE WALL

FINAL DAY OF 10-Day Warrior Heart Online Collective: DANCER WITH A STRAP ON THE WALL POSE

As a lover of dance - having grown up on stage, in tap & jazz shoes, in college as an unspoken 3rd major (Dance Works! Romina Laygo Wienert Lisa Montalvo Vik Adam), and finally flash mobbing #bafm - my body and spirit REALLY LOVES Dancer pose. The feeling of freedom, flying while grounded and making an aesthetically pleasing shape. It was always a hip opener and a back bend, but with this version DANCER WITH A STRAP ON THE WALL it also super opens the shoulders, pecs & armpits. Having my shoulder and hip supported on the wall takes falling out of the equation and allows the standing quad to activate without putting stress on the knee (and reminds hip not to turn out). Using my hands to pull up the strap helps lift elbows over head and foot higher while activating the triceps/upper arms.

It took me almost 20 years of my yoga practice to really embrace the idea that my yoga practice could be self-nourishing and just for me. Much gratitude to my Forrest Yoga community - Lisa Day for bringing us all together from all corners of the globe to be Warriors of the Heart!

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