Yoga Dancer’s Pose (nataraja-asana) and the full moon

 

the King of the Dance Pose, nataraja-asana,

dancer in Sanskrit is nata, and king is raja,

Nataraja, another name for Shiva,

who is one of the Hindu trinity Brahma.

 

Shiva is also known as Lord of the Dance,

creation and destruction of the world is his cosmic dance,

dancer’s pose looks difficult at first glance,

as with life, have faith and patience, and give it a chance.

 

dancer’s pose strengthens balance and concentration,

it also helps get in touch with one’s emotion,

it strengthens the legs, it opens the chest,

to bring up unresolved issues you can finally put to rest,

it helps develop poise and grace,

so you can let go, let God, and feel his warm embrace.

 

as you open your chest area,

you open your heart chakra,

the energy center of love and compassion,

without which there can be no process of purification,

this is the cosmic dance of creation and destruction,

and releasing is part of the cycle of completion.

 

today is the full moon, and it is in the sign of leo,

and the full moon is all about releasing and letting go,

and as i practiced and moved into the dancer’s pose,

 something opened in order to be put to a close.

 

old patterns and beliefs, old hurts and old ways,

old pain, past relationships, even some of the good ol’ days,

what no longer serves you, put it behind you,

something needs to die before giving birth to something new.

 

the King of the Dance Pose, nataraja-asana,

Nataraja, Lord of the Dance Shiva,

thank you for what your dance is teaching,

releasing, letting go, the ease of flowing,

being compassionate and loving, and the art of graceful living,

is to go with the rhythm, and dance with what’s coming and going.

 

Nataraja, Lord Shiva image by Ma's India, spiritual gifts that enlighten and inspire http://mas-india.com

 

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I find much joy & fulfillment in sharing my experiences & insights through writing & blogging. I created the site, ALIGNING WITH TRUTH as a virtual center for healing where I share my thoughts & reflections, as well as the tools & resources that are helping me as I move along the path of awakening & coming home to the Self. As I live in joy & align with Truth, I AM shining my Light which is how I contribute to the planetary & humanity ascension. Blessed be. Namaste...💗💖💜Nadine Marie💜💖💗
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3 Responses to Yoga Dancer’s Pose (nataraja-asana) and the full moon

  1. Martina says:

    Thank you for sharing the Yoga pose! (Love the appearance of Shiva… http://highpath.blogspot.com/)
    Blessings
    *M*

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  2. Anonymous says:

    This was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!

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