A dancer would know the significance of Lord Natraj. This is one of the popular avatars of Lord Shiva, or say, dancing avatar. This pose illustrates the symbolic Natraj pose if done properly and therefore, it is also popularly called Lord of The Dance Pose. This International Yoga Day, try this pose at home. This might look difficult but you can perfect it in a couple of tries. As you can see, this Lord of the Dance Pose involves your hands and legs. But it actually involves your entire body. It not only stretches the muscles but also strengthens the core and enhances flexibility. Let us tell you more about this Yoga asana.
Nat(Dance) + Raja(King/Lord) + Asana(Pose) = Natarajasana or Lord of the dance pose
Lord Shiva is characterized as tough, intense and balanced. Nataraj is one of his very famous dancing avatars that beautifully depicts his fondness for dance, music and expressions. This pose resonates with the form. Doing this exercise regularly can make your core strong, improve body balance, increase flexibility, and overall physical strength. However, you must do this on an empty stomach or do this yoga asana at least four hours post your meal.
Benefits of doing Natarajasana Yoga
- Natarajasana yoga is all about coordination and balance. It strengthens your shoulder, back, arms, and legs strong.
- Lord of the dance pose also aids weight loss by boosting metabolism.
- This pose regulates the digestive system.
- This pose is great for stretching the body including hands, thighs, legs, waist and abdomen.
- Natarajasana betters body balance and posture. Correcting posture, it makes the body less susceptible to aches and pain.
- This asana relaxes the mind, reduces stress and improves concentration.
- Your body becomes flexible with the regular practice of this asana.
How to do Natarajasana Yoga
- Stand with the claws together and focus the vision on a stationary point.
- Bend the right knee and hold the right thumb.
- While raising the right leg, rotate the shoulder in such a way that the elbow of the arm holding the thumb is upwards.
- This position of the arm and arm will be helpful in lifting the claws closer to the back of the head.
- Check that the right buttock is not bent at all and the legs should rise right behind the body.
- Bringing the forearm upwards in front of the body by bringing the forefinger of the index finger of the left hand and the thumb in the knowledge posture. Focus the vision on the left hand.
- This is the last position. Stay in this position as long as possible.
- Bring the left arm down to the side. Bring the right leg down, bring the right claw down to the ground and bring the right arm to the side.
- Relax and repeat the same process on the other side.
- Keep breathing normally throughout the practice.
Who Should Doing Avoid Natarajasana?
- People who have heart problems or irregular blood pressure should not do this exercise.
- If you have back pain or spine issues, do not try Natarajasana. This may aggravate the problem.
- Those who suffer from vertigo should also not do Natarajasan yoga.
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