Natarajasana(Lord of the Dance Pose)

Natarajasana(Lord of the Dance Pose)

Benefits: This backbend is also a deep quad stretch, opening your body after the tightness of working out or a long day at your desk.

How to do it:Begin in Tadasana. Shift your weight into your right foot, bending your left knee off the ground. Reach back with your left hand to grasp your left foot, or loop a strap around your foot.  If you want to deepen your experience of the pose, you can reach back with your right arm and hold the inner edge of your left foot, then reach back with your left hand to the outside of your left foot. Whichever option you choose with your arms, reach your left thigh toward the ceiling. Stay in the pose for 20 to 30 seconds, then release and repeat on the other side.