Dancers and dance companies can benefit enormously from yoga training not only physically but far beyond affecting the whole practice of dance and the performance.
Dancers have to be highly intelligent and yoga builds the dancer’s intelligence with respect to techniques of body work practices but also enhances the artists openness and creativity.
The effect of mindfulness, awareness and other meditative practices on the dancer’s presence on stage cannot be underestimated. Yoga works on the spirit of the dancer and opens portals to the spirit of the dance.
Athletes such and dancers push themselves to the limits. Encountering those limits inevitably leads to injury. This is where therapeutic yoga for athletic recovery comes in. Learning from an injury to prevent future recurrence. Yoga looks to our sister science Ayurveda for ideas about health through diet, massage, applications of heat, cold, medicated oils, use of herbs and nutrition. Yoga is not fixed but is a living science: The technology of yoga is the result of experimentation on the human system by numerous gifted researchers over thousands of years. The process continues today: The latest sports fitness and nutritional evidence is interpreted and absorbed into yoga ongoing.