Manduka Ambassador Jennifer Elliott is an ERYT-500 and Yoga Therapist who has been teaching for 15 years. In this guest blog post, she shares how to use props to get into King Dancer Pose more easily. You will need two blocks and a strap.
In order to achieve the final pose safely, I recommend warming up with sun salutations and twists to prepare the body for the deeper backbends. Then you can begin to work on the components of the posture.
Start by lying on your belly and reach back for the outside of the foot. Engage your hamstrings to encourage the foot to move closer to the buttocks and lengthen your tailbone to create space in the lower back.