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Natarajasana or Lord of the Dance Pose

The name comes from the Sanskrit words nata meaning “dancer”, raja meaning “king”, and asana meaning “posture’.  Nataraja is one of the names given to the Hindu god Shiva in his form as the cosmic dance. 169 more words

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Demystifying the 7 Chakras: part 3, your sacral chakra

This part three of eight posts about your chakras.  We started with your root chakra, have moved now to your sacral chakra and are working our way up to your crown. 499 more words

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What the storm's all about.

And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. 37 more words

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Bringing yoga into my daily life 

I’ve always loved yoga but never made it a part of my daily life. I have decided to make time every day to practice yoga even if just for 20 minutes! 78 more words

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The Beauty of Balance

Balance is a funny thing. I really struggle with balance in my yoga practice. It does NOT come naturally to me at all. Other things, like flexibility and stamina aren’t nearly as difficult. 252 more words

Asana of the week: Natarajasana

Natarajasana (Lord of the Dance)

Type: balance, backbend

Name: Nataraja is the name given to Shiva when he is performing his dance.

Level: Intermediate (I’d say it can go from beginner to advanced depending on how much you bend) 80 more words

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Yoga Poses: Natarajasana

Natarajasana ‘Lord Shiva’s pose’ is a standing balancing pose that opens the chest, the lungs, and the heart, stimulating the anahata (4th, heart) chakra.

Standing tall, centered, and in alignment, breathe deeply and find peace and focus. 202 more words

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