When I first discovered this pose, I fell in love. Afterall, I am a dancer and a gymnast first. It’s fun to play around with poses…especially when you take them outside.
‘Natarajasana‘ (not-ah-raj-AHS-anna) is Sanskrit for Dancer & King…which explains why it then becomes “Lord of the Dance Pose.”
Here are a couple of fun/interesting things to know about this pose:
- Benefits: stretches shoulders, chest, thighs, groin, legs, abs and improves balance.
- Chakras activated: 1st – 4th & 6th (aka: Base, Below Navel, Solar Plexus, Heart & 3rd eye).
*Beginning in Mountain Pose (standing), ground into the left leg as you bend the right knee behind you.
*Clasp the right ankle from the inside with the right hand, keeping the knees close.
*Press your foot back as you lift your torso, keeping the hips square.
*Reach your left arm up or straight out ~ whatever feels good.
*Find your Drishti (focal point) and keep your gaze straight with the neck lengthened & the eyes soft.
*Sense the grace and the balance in this pose as you feel yourself timeless and in the present moment.
Namaste…and lots of ♥