Nritya Yoga


| 4/13/2018 10:09:00 AM


Yoga and Indian Classical Dance are inseparable. Nritya Yoga is a combination of dance and yoga, both of which have common roots that go back thousands of years.

What is the importance of Nritya Yoga?

Yoga has become an increasingly popular form of exercise worldwide. By combining yoga with the mudras and hitting toes and heels on the ground the benefits of acupressure will be received as well. Concentration is really important while you dance to music. Therefore, Nritya Yoga gives the benefits of meditation, as well.

What are the components of Nritya Yoga?

Nritya Yoga constitutes Hasta Mudras (hand gestures), Shiro Bhedas (head movements), Drishti Bhedas (eye movements), Greeva Bhedas (neck movements), and Adavus (basic steps with feet)
Nritya Yoga starts with prayers to Lord Shiva, who is said to be the king of dance. The dancing form of Lord Shiva is known as Nataraja, and this offering to Lord Shiva is called as Dhyana Shloka which says:

“Whose bodily movement is the entire Universe
Whose speech is the language (of the Universe)
Whose ornaments are the moon and the stars
Him, we version the pure (serene) Lord Shiva!”

nritya yoga standing pose
Photo by Arya Krishna



Mudras

Mudras start electromagnetic currents within the body which balance various constituting elements and restore health. Mudras have been classified in to Asamyukta Hastas (done using single hand) and Samyukta Hastas (done using both hands).



Subscribe today and save 58%

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living !

Mother Earth LivingWelcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $19.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $24.95.




Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Information Classifieds