Thursday, October 17, 2013
Natarajasana or Lord of the Dance Pose, whose name I've taken the liberty of broadening, is an excellent exercise for healing many conditions of the body and mind. Practicing this pose will help to alleviate mental stress, confusion and worry. Those suffering from depression or ADHD can utilize this yoga asana to deepen their concentration, calm their emotions and bring about an overall sense of calm.
Believe it or not, the King Pose can also help with weight loss. Due to the stretch it provides for your intestines and stomach, this movement strenghthens your digestive system, helping your body to better assimilate the food you eat. A great remedy for constipation or IBS, standing in this pose can provide relief in the most natural of ways.
Backaches and pains also fall by the wayside with continued mastery of King Pose as it serves to increase flexibility in your spine, build your core and improve your posture.
One of its lesser known but certainly not least important benefits is its ability to increase your sexual energy/potency. Because it opens up the groin area, more blood can flow to the reproductive organs which further nourishes and vitalizes them as you stretch rarely used muscles.
All in all, this is a great movement to add to your daily yoga repertoire.