Natarajasana – Dancer’s Pose
Natarajasana is a very interesting standing balance pose. There are a least six variations (without props) that I can think of ranging in difficulty. The first couple where you are holding same hand to foot are pretty accessible to almost everyone, another couple require more open hamstrings, the last two require extreme back bendiness. I love every variation of this pose. I think it is so beautiful, whenever I teach it, no matter what shape a student takes, it is beautiful. This pose is very challenging to me because of the balancing aspect. I have extremely open hamstrings and back bendiness, so the general shape of all of the variations can be achieved for me, but keeping my balance is definitely where my challenge lies. The challenge and gracefulness of this pose are just some of the reasons why I LOVE natarajasana!