Lord of the Dance Pose

नटराजासन - Naṭarājāsana - Natarajasana - Dancer or Lord of the Dance - Backbend (Purva Pratana Sthiti)
💃#Natarajasana ↔ #LordoftheDance Pose or #KingDancerPose on 👉@yogaalignment . #yogasequence with @catvaladezyoga 👈 ・・・ Who doesn't love this pose?! There are many variations of #dancerpose, but frankly the alignment concerns I'm highlighting here for the #overachieversguidetoyoga show up in all variations. Interested in deepening your expression and understanding of #natarajasana? Listen up. 🤓 So first... this is a split-leg backbend and balance pose. That's obvious. In every split-leg backbend you have splits. Again, obvious. What's at risk in terms of alignment then is the back knee turning out and the back outer hip lifting, because this is the shortcut to greater lift in the back leg, and this is overachiever behavior. 😏 For this pose, many of us also forget completely that there's a backbend--we tend to focus on leaning forward and lifting the back leg as high as possible. Check out the right photo: my leg does appear to be higher. But is my backbend deeper in comparison to the photo on the left? Nope. I'm not lifting the chest enough. So what you want is to find the balance, then drive your heart and back leg hip FORWARD. The back inner thigh rotates in and up, the back shin works upwards with the knee in line with your hip. This is what creates a deeper backbend. It is also safer to backbend with minimal twist in the spine (especially the lumbar). All this requires more strength and cultivates greater stability in your balancing backbend. If you're working toward the full overhead grip in Dancer, pay attention to squaring the hips and heart, creating the lift in the upper back and back leg from THERE. Aligning to deepen the the split is your ticket to greater depth. 🤗 So keep practicing! Comment below if you've got questions or concerns. I'm always open to hearing your feedback. 🙏💗 #yogaalignment #improveyourpractice #dancerpose #dancerspose #yogadancer
May I live like the Nataraja; dancing beautifully through all walks of life - excerpt from one of Guruji @kaimal.manoj's talks.
Working into dancers pose today, slowly getting closer to that back foot. Loving this strap such a nice design #byron#yoga#dancerspose#natarajasana#yogadesignlab#tallowsbeach#yogaretreat#yogaeverydamnday#yogaeverywhere#mypowerlivingpose#byronbay#relaxing
Happy Monday! Woke up to snow and three very unhappy kittehs 😹I like it though, I hope it stays. Natarajasana from yesterday, proof that doing nothing for six months does help #natarajasana #yoga #yogi #yogini #yogagirl #flexy #flexibility #notabouttodiepromise #vegan #veganpower #veganyogi
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"The journey between, who you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place." #life #journey #mypath #discovery #openheart #forwardonly #yogalife #yogalove #yogaeverydamnday #yogaeverywhere #yogatravel #schoolyogainstitute #ttc200 #natarajasana #dancer #mysticalyogafarm
#hangarbicocca #luciofontana #luciofontanaenvironments #space #light #colours #yogini #yogaworld #yogaeverywhere #yogaeverydamnday #instayoga #yogalife #yogapath #yogajourney #natarajasana #dancerpose #dancinginthelight
{start} M O N D A Y It’s a new day, a new week, an opportunity to try something new! What new skill/hobby/task will you seek out this week? New to Yoga? For a fun read on “popping your Yoga cherry” why not head over to @thestyleeditmedia and click the link in the bio to find my latest article on trying Yoga for the first time. I would love to hear your stories too! Why did you start yoga? Please share your first time experiences 🙏🏻🧘🏼‍♀️🧘🏼‍♂️🙋🏼💖🤪
A friendly reminder that there is only one more Kids Yoga class this year. December 16th at 11 am. $5 each. . . . #love #loveyoga #loveyogastudio #yoga #yogalove #yogakids #yogateacher #kidsyoga #peacefulkids #balance #utthitahastapadangusthasana #treepose #vrksasana #dancerpose #natarajasana #fun #namaste #albanyoregon #oregon #pnw
Natarajasana 💃🏻 #yoga #natarajasana #royaldancer #backbend #yogini#heartopen #yogaeverywhere #yogaeverydamnday #stopdropandyoga #venice #igersvenice #instagram #lagoon #vsco #vscocam #vscogood #sunrise #yogi #practice #backbend #heartopen #pinkhair #venezia #benddontbreak #ig #picoftheday #igyogafamily #practiceandalliscoming
Όταν θελεις να κανεις natarajasana αλλά παράλληλα δεν θελεις να πιάσεις το παπούτσι σου... . . . #yoga #yogaeverywhere #yogamoments #funnyyoga #natarajasana #bloopers #l4l #dirtyshoes
It's Monday and I don't want to do anything fancy, so I chose #dancerspose #natarajasana This pose is for #monnthursbackbend and the awesome crews: @jeminajakin @linachristianto @toonieyoga @yogade @yoga_whisperer @popsterivy @love.yoga.travel @cheyenne.yoga #standingpose #yogaeverydamnday #yogamom #yogalife #yogaover50 #yogajourney #yogapractice #instayoga #vscocam #igyogini #igyoga #igyogacommunity
Happiness is simply to allow everything to be exactly as it is from moment to moment 🙏 #rupertspira #happiness #yoga #natarajasana #dancerspose #meditation #peace #spirituality
“Embrace the harmony of life’s ceaseless chaos, for our brightest hope is often born from the darkest place.” ~ Becca Lee Day2 of #yogicurves is #natarajasana or #dancerpose Host: @yogi_goddess @bahayogi @findingthedivine @superdopemin @pintsizenurse . Sponsors: @onzie @radpolewear @thekaijewelrydesign @buddhibox . POSES: 1. Compass 2. Dancer 3. Mermaid 4. Shiva pose 5. Split 6. Goddess pose 7. Wheel 8. Pincha . #yogicurves #yoga #yogagirl #yogaeveryday #yogachallenge #instayoga #blackgirlsdoyoga #yogalover #fityogi #blackgirlmagic #yogisofcolor #instayogis #curvyyoga #backbend #heartopener
Baby it's cold outside... Or is it?! . . . . #yogainspiration #yogadaily #natarajasana #asana #sunrise #seaside #summermovedon #findyourinnersun #sunalwaysshinesontv #aha #justflow @beachbar.babe @velvetpepperstudio
Shiva Nataraja В индийском танцевальном стиле Бхаратанатьям есть поза, которая олицетворяет бога Шива - Натараджа.
"Life is a balance of holding on and letting go" - Rumi ✨Often knowing when to do which one is the hardest bit, how do we know which is right? We don't but we learn along the way. Hold onto yourself and your beliefs, you are the only sure constant in your life. People around you will come and go, but you'll always have yourself. So take care of your soul, your body and your mind, invest time and patience in discovering who you really are and your dharma. Hold onto what makes you feel good inside and find a way to bring it into your world every day. Hold onto hope since the future is known, and may bring more happiness. When nothing is sure everything is possible. Hold onto the people who were always there for you, their energy helped you be who you are today. Let go of the past because you can't change it, only bring the lessons with you. Remember we learn from the good and the bad, the things that feel good and the things that make us sad. Let go of the need to control everything and the fear that comes hand in hand with this. When we lose someone or something, we tend to let fear govern us and then we lose the ability to stay present as we're always racing forward in our thoughts based on what happened in the past. We can't change anything about what's already been, but we can grow and keep moving forward. You can't change how other people feel or think, you can only decide how YOU feel. Let go of toxic relationships, friends, anything that gives you a bad feeling. When we stop and listen carefully we ALWAYS know what's best for us. Let things come and let them go, without trying to hold on, people too as much as that might hurt at times, and know that you'll always be there, you'll always have yourself, and your choice as to how the present moment feels. Let the dramas of the day pass you by like the clouds in the sky as you know that you are constant, you are whole and you are enough 🙏✨💕📷@liquidbarrel @carolineyoga_ #yoga #balance #fuckdeath #life #death #choosehappiness #youvegotthis #compassion #bepresent #bestrong #mothernature #inspiredliving #yogagirl #yogalove #yogateacher #yogaeverywhere #yogaeverydamnday #natarajasana #dancer #nusalembongan