Sanskrit Name: Natarajasana
English Translation: Lord of the Dance Pose
Also Called: Dancer
- Begin in Mountain Pose. Inhale as you shift weight onto your left foot and bend your right knee. Reach for your right foot with your right hand. If you can, bring your palm to the inside arch of your right foot. Slip your thumb between your big toe and your second toe so that your right hand can hold onto the bone underneath your big toe.
- Reach your left arm out in front of you, press your right foot away from you to open your shoulder, and lean your torso slightly forward. Raise your right foot as high as you can to stretch your right hip flexor.
- Stay here for five breaths and then switch sides.
If you're interested, here are more details on how to balance in Dancer.