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Day 6 Natarajasana 

Lord of the Dance Pose





Natarajasana (not-ah-raj-AHS-anna)

Do you want to connect with cosmic energy? Nataraja is another name for Shiva and his dance symbolizes cosmic energy. Natarajasana, or Lord of the Dance Pose.

This asana is a beautiful combination of structure and movement, and it symbolizes the dance of the graceful Nataraja. It helps to make you strong, and opens up your mind and body, giving them so much grace and power. It is a deep backbend. As you bend and your body balances on one leg, you are constantly challenged. When you overcome the challenge, you attain a sense of peace and calm. This asana opens up the heart. It asks of us to be stable but at ease, dedicated, yet non-attached, engaged, yet at peace. When we are open to and accept both movement and structure, this asana helps draw a clear communication between our being

and the teacher in the heart.



Practicing this asana gives strength to your chest, ankles, hips, and legs. This asana increases your metabolism and helps in weight loss. It gives your groin, abdominal organs, and thighs a good stretch. It gives your groin, abdominal organs, and thighs a good stretch. You tend to focus more and are also relieved of stress. This asana calms your mind. Your body becomes flexible. Your hip flexors are opened up.

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