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Natarajasana (Lord Of The Dance Pose ) For Improving Concentration

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Too much of stress for the working people often leads to one losing concentration. This isn't just for the working people but there are numerous students who suffer from lack of concentration, whether it be in their studies or games.

Popping in pills to boost concentration works just for a short period of time. But, if you are looking at a permanent solution for improving concentration, then yoga would be the best option.

Natarajasana For Improving Concentration

Of all, Natarajasana (Lord of the dance pose) is one yoga asana that has proved to be quite helpful in improving concentration.

The word Natarajasana is derived from the words 'Nat' which means dance and 'Raja' which means king and 'asana' which means pose in Sanskrit. It is an asana devoted to Lord Shiva, as he is known to be the God of Dance.

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Apart from being a helpful asana which has the cure for several health problems, it is also one of the classical Indian artworks.

It is not just helpful in improving concentration, but Natarajasana also has several other health benefits.

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This asana might be difficult for the beginners to perform and may require the support of a wall initially as well. However, with regular practice, it becomes easier. Have a look at the procedure and the benefits of this asana.

Step-By-Step Procedure To Perform Natarajasana:

Natarajasana For Improving Concentration

1. With arms by your side, stand straight.

2. Focus at one point and slowly stand on your left foot, move your weight on top of the left leg.

3. Bend your right leg backwards and hold with your right ankle and right hand and then inhale.

Natarajasana For Improving Concentration

4. Move your right leg upwards.

5. Move your left arm straight in front.

Natarajasana For Improving Concentration

6. Keep breathing normally, and remain in the same position for about 20 seconds.

7. Slowly get back to the normal position.

8. Repeat the same for 3-4 times with the other leg as well.

Other Benefits Of Natarajasana:

Helps reduce weight

Helps strengthen legs, hips and ankles

Helps relieve stress

Helps stretch the thighs and abdomen

Helps improve posture and balance

Help improve digestion.

Those suffering from low blood pressure should not practice this asana. Starters require the support of a wall to maintain the balance initially. It is best to practice this asana with an expert's guidance.

Story first published: Thursday, July 7, 2016, 16:00 [IST]
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