The posture of the body while practicing this asana resembles Nataraja. So this asana is called Natarajasana. The pose inspires one to go ahead and work.

Technique :

  • Stand erect with both the legs straight.
  • Keep the arms straight by the sides and look straight.
  • Bend either leg at the knee and raise it backwards.
  • Hold the foot with the corresponding hand.
  • Stretch the other arm in the opposite direction and look straight in that direction.
  • Hold the position for eight to ten seconds.
  • Repeat the exercise standing on the other leg.
  • In the beginning, this asana can be practiced four times a day.
  • Later, it can be practiced six times a day.

Advantages of Natarajasana :

  • Natarajasana exercises all the joints of the body.
  • It gives sufficient exercise to the shoulders, the hips, the knees, the ankles, the palms, the fingers and the spine.
  • It relieves the pain in the waist and makes the waist flexible.

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