Natarajasana (Lord of the Dance) – Overview

Lesson Overview

  • Features: Natarajasana (Lord of the Dance Pose), including advanced, intermediate and other variations
  • Objective: Become knowledgeable about the pose and review detailed teaching considerations.
  • Description: Explain the Sanskrit naming; contraindications and cautions; associated benefits and typical effects; instructions and cues for setting up and practicing the pose; variations to meet particular intentions and needs; and more teaching considerations.

Natarajasana (Lord of the Dance Pose)


“nata” = actor, dancer, mime

“raja” = king

Lord of the Dance Pose

In Bikram Hot Yoga, called Standing Bow-Pulling Pose: Dandayamana Dhanurasanamana Dhanurasana


Nataraja is one of the names of the God Shiva in his form as the cosmic dancer.

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