Nataraja Asana


 NATARAJA ASANA


Introduction:

        This is the asana of Lord ‘Shankar’. Nataraja is another name of the Lord ‘Shankar’, so this asana is called Natraja Asana. Yoga came into existence from Lord Shankar 84 lakhs asanas have been described in yoga shastras. This asana was made to destroy birth-death, senility and diseases. A person can control on old age and diseases and this is the asana by which a person can meet God.

There are two techniques of this asana-

 Now make balance on the left leg and raise your right leg backwardly as much as you can. After that, bring your right hand in the back side and hold the ankle of the right raised leg. First technique:

        Stand straight for the practice of this asana. Now make balance on the left leg and raise your right leg backwardly as much as you can. After that, bring your right hand in the back side and hold the ankle of the right raised leg. Now keep the head straight and keep the left hand upwardly in the line of the nose. Keep the breathing activity normal. Make the balance in this asana as much as you can and return in normal position. After that, repeat this asana with the help of second leg too. Keep on doing this asana for sometime by changing legs.

Now raise your right leg backwardly as much as you can and bend your right hand from the elbow and hold the big toe of the right foot by bending the leg from knee.Second technique:

        Stand straight in attention position for the practice of this asana like before. Now raise your right leg backwardly as much as you can and bend your right hand from the elbow and hold the big toe of the right foot by bending the leg from knee. Now keep your left hand in the line of chest on the front side and close (fold) all the fingers of the hand except index finger. Make the balance of whole body on the left leg and stay in this position according to your capacity. After that, return in normal position and repeat this asana by changing the leg. Do this activity 3-5 times.

Benefits:

        This asana originates balance in the nervous system. The practice of this asana massages the legs and the body remains in control. It is helpful in mental concentration.