The Sanskrit name for Dancer Pose is Natarajasana, named for Nataraja, an incarnation of Lord Shiva. This depiction of the Hindu god, popular in yoga philosophy, appears as a cosmic dancer within a ring of fire, moving and shifting the whole universe.
As an asana, the result is a grounding and graceful pose that reminds us to find stillness in the midst of movement, change, fire, and even destruction.
With temperatures soaring this week, you could feel as though you’re already in a ring of fire. In which case, you might as well dance.