Warm Up Before Dancing

Yoga is a great discipline that is becoming more popular with time as people realize all the benefits that you can get from it. Yoga is also a great way to stretch and strengthen your body. And as stretching is an essential part of a dance lesson, yoga can be very beneficial to dancers and people who dance as a physical discipline.

Here at Bella Diva Dance, we strive to provide exceptional service and our talented and experienced instructors will always take care of you. Yoga can improve your flexibility, confidence, and balancing of body. Let’s take a look at some other benefits yoga can provide dancers.

Yoga postures and stretches for Dancers

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Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, also called Power Yoga in the Western hemisphere, focuses on linking the postures with the breathing exercises into a flowing Yoga practice. Because of these unique capabilities of Ashtanga Yoga, it warms up the body before deep stretching to stretch more safely. Also stamina is created; this is beneficial to the dancer’s body for overall performance endurance. Vinyasa Yoga salutations are great for getting the blood flowing, the heart rate up and using work to bring fresh air into the blood. The standing asanas are great and beneficial to those who dance as a physical activity. Some great Yoga poses and stretches are: Adho Mukha Svanasana (downward facing dog), Baddha Konasana (butterfly or bound angle posture), Gomukhasana (Cow Face), Vrikshasana (Tree pose), Prasarita Padottanasana (Spread leg/foot stretching postures), Ustrasana (Camel), Utthita Trikonasana (Extended three angle posture), among others.

Benefits of Yoga for Dancers

Yoga has been recommended to people who have back ailments, women that are pregnant, people with physical conditions that require strengthening their bodies, to help people relax and liberate stress as it has many health benefits that can improve everyone’s well-being. Here is a list of health benefits that yoga provides.

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  • Clarity of the Mind
  • Confidence
  • Flexibility
  • Improved Circulation
  • Improved Hip Mobility/Flexibility
  • Improved Lung Capacity
  • Posture Improvement
  • Purification of the Body
  • Stamina
  • Strength/Muscle Toning
  • Stress Relief


Bella Diva Dance’s  new studio is located in the Glendale Center on E. Mississippi Ave and Birch St, near Colorado Blvd.  We offer you: Belly Dance, Samba, Yoga, Bollywood, Hot Hula Fitness, Afro-Caribe and Kids’ World Dance. Contact Caitlin for more information about classes: 303.359.9414 or email us at [email protected].