NATRAJASANA

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.

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