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Natarajasana - Lord Of The Dance Pose


The name comes from the Sanskrit words "nata" meaning "dancer", "raja" meaning "king or lord" and “Asana” meaning “pose”.The Natarajasana or the Lord of the Dance Pose has been inspired by the Hindu god Shiva. Shiva,also known as Nataraj,is also considered the lord of dance.He dances an energetic dance.The natarajasana pose needs to be done gracefully,almost like a dance,in order to derive maximum benefit from it.
Benefits : Strengthens legs hips, ankles and chest
Helps to reduce weight
Stretches the thighs,groin,and abdominal organs
Improves posture and your balance
Improves digestive system
Good for Improving concentration
Releases stress and calms the mind

You need to immediately stop doing the pose if you feel dizzy
Note: Beginners:If you are struggling with balance,use a wall for balance.Fix your gaze on something that doesn't move so that you don’t lose the balance.
Avoid doing this asana. Read this section carefully before you do it.
Avoid the practice of this pose if you suffer from
Shoulder injuries
Low blood pressure

How to do this asana:

From Tadasana shift your weight onto the right leg.Bend the left knee and grasp the inside of the left foot with the left hand.Start to bring the left foot and the right arm up toward the ceiling as you bring your torso forward. Hold 5-10 breaths and repeat on the other side.
Step 1: Stand in Tadasana.
Step 2: As you inhale, shift your weight to the right foot and bend the left knee and grasp the inside of the left foot with the left hand.
Step 3: Start to bring the left foot and the right arm up towards the ceiling or to the front as you bring your torso forward.
Step 4: Stay in this pose 20-30 seconds and slowly come back to your starting position.
Step 5: Now, repeat this with the other leg.


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