Natrajasana Posture

The word “nata” is derived from a Sanskrit word meaning “dancer”, “raja” meaning “king” and “asana” meaning “posture” or “seat”.

Steps To Be Followed:

  • Stand straight with your both legs together and your hands beside your body.
  • Now slowly bend forward halfway down such that your chest is parallel to the mat and lift your right leg up.
  • Bend your right knee and hold your right ankle with your right palm.
  • Keep your left hand stretched in front of your chest.
  • Stay in this posture for 7-10 breaths (each breath must be 6-8 seconds).
  • Now slowly drop your leg down and your hands beside your body.
  • Repeat this asana with the left leg.

Benefits:

  • It helps in strengthening your chest, hips, legs and ankles.
  • It helps to improve metabolism and helps to reduce weight.
  • It helps to improve digestion.
  • It helps to improve balance.
  • It helps in stretching the abdomen, thighs and groin.

Contra-Indications:

Low blood pressure, Acute knee pain.

Disclaimer:- Please practice under the supervision of Yoga Teacher/ Yoga expert