Natarajasana – Lord Of The Dance Pose, Right Method, Benefits

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By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S

Natarajasana, in this pose the practitioner assumes the shape of lord of the dance, another name given to Lord Shiva. In the final pose the practitioner resembles Lord Shiva in a dancing pose and hence the name.

Word meaning

Natarajasana – Lord of the Dance Pose / Dance Pose
Nata = dance
Raja = king / lord
Asana = pose

This pose is dedicated to Lord Shiva who is said to be the master of time, source of Yoga and cosmic rhythm of life. It is the dancing avatar of Lord Shiva through which his love for dance, music and art are depicted.

It needs immense balance, intense back bending and open shoulders to accomplish this pose. This pose is considered as an advanced level standing, balancing back bend.

It is a standing, balancing, back-bending pose. It is supposed to be developed from an Indian classical dance pose called Bharatanatyam. This pose…

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