King Dancer Pose - Natarajasana Pose
About King Dancer Pose
The king dancer yoga pose (Natarajasana) is categorized as a standing backbend yoga asana. If you are ready to take your yoga workout to the intermediate level then the king dancer pose is the perfect asana to add to your daily yoga routine! The Natarajasana is also referred to as the ‘Lord of the Dance’ asana. To warm up your muscles before performing the body balance enhancing king dancer yoga pose, practice the adho mukha vrkasana, uttanasana, virasana, gomukhasana, dhanurasana and supta padangusthasana. These yoga postures will prepare your body for the king dancer pose sequence and prevent the occurrence of muscle injuries and strains.
Step By Step Instructions
Once the preparatory poses have been performed, your body is now ready to attempt the king dancer yoga pose sequence.
- Position your body in the Mountain Pose - Tadasana on the yoga mat.
- Shift the weight of your body onto your right leg.
- Now turn your attention to the left leg: bend the knee, and use your left hand to grip the inside of the left foot.
- In one smooth, gradual move, lift your left foot and right arm upwards. At the same time tilt your upper body forward.
- Maintain the king dancer pose (Natarajasana) for 30 seconds to 1 minute at least.
- Repeat the king dancer yoga pose sequence with the other leg.
By practicing the Natarajasana regularly you can acquire the following amazing health benefits.
- Enhances your body’s core sense of balance, flexibility and stability.
- Stretches and strengthens the ankles, legs, shoulders and chest.
- Stretches the groin, thighs and abdomen.
- Improves concentration and focus.
Things to Remember!
Individuals with low blood pressure problems should refrain from attempting the king dancer yoga pose.