Natarajasana: Dance of the Divine

Intermediate II

Shivani takes you through a beautiful, invigorating flow that finishes with full dancer's pose, or natarajasana. She has a wonderful clarity and ease in her delivery and she has a way of making the more difficult poses feel easier. Have fun exploring the dancer inside of you!

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Angela.paki
Angela.paki
December 5, 2021
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5
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Great class!! Really smooth and leading naturally to Peak Pose. Thank you!!

Looking forward to more with Shivani!

sarbart
sarbart
October 21, 2021
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I enjoyed 'meeting' Shivani, as I had not previously watched any of her classes. While I appreciated her style, I was unable to complete the session at once - just a tad long for my timing. Will definitely seek out other offerings by her. Thank you.

cindy noordermeer
cindy noordermeer
October 10, 2021
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I loved this class, thank you. I have been feeling drained of energy lately but this class has given me a boost of energy and has loosen up my back, shoulders and hips. It's a slow and quite vigorous class and I like the clues for certain poses.

MaryRose Metcalfe
MaryRose Metcalfe
January 5, 2021
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Thanks for this practice. I can see how you are trying to take us to the ultimate dancer pose. I am still struggling with one-leg balances so I just practiced simple balance pose at that time. I appreciated the options presented too.

skalan
skalan
December 29, 2020
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Shivani's pace is perfect! She brings you into each pose and then allows the pose to just be what it is, nothing more and nothing less. During the entire practice she prepares the body for the final pose and talks you through each step with modifications when needed. What a pleasant surprise it is to finish this class with confidence and then relax into the final pose. A perfect balance between strength and relaxation.

Anne15
Anne15
June 11, 2020
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I loved this class but was so disappointed that I didn't have the option to purchase the download. Why isn't the download offered?

ama1031
ama1031
May 30, 2020
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Amazing practice! Such great instruction and calming voice. I enjoyed the meditative beginning to get centered for the length of the class. I am glad it didn't rain on you while shooting this video :)

Sandra T
Sandra T
May 24, 2020
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Thank you. Shivani's intructions are so detailed, I was able to achieve good aliment and not forget to use core strength. An excellent class.

tzk12
tzk12
January 28, 2019
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This was my first practice with Shivani and I must say, that was some of the best, if not "the best" yoga instruction and guidance I've ever experienced. I've been doing yoga for many years and I really learned a lot about what I was doing wrong in my form. Her cues are spot on to help you advance into the poses. I was able to do full dancer's pose because of the great prep work and instruction. I can't say enough about Shivani...I definitely will be checking out more of her classes, such a gifted teacher!

spiderlilz
spiderlilz
December 5, 2018
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I seldom do classes that give so much attention to the shoulders! It was so nice!

janets63
janets63
March 12, 2018
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What a nice treat, I feel wonderfully stretched and warm inside. My first class with Shivani but not last.
Thank you!

elikesit
elikesit
December 10, 2016
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Love this instructor. This was a soothing yet strengthening class... I will turn to it again and again. Thank you :)

Sailchange
Sailchange
November 10, 2016
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Great practice. I feel like my whole body is well stretched and challenged and there's opportunity to extend yourself as well. Must get a longer strap. Thank you Shivani!

mrswright2015
mrswright2015
November 6, 2016
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The way Shivani set up this class led me to truly experiencing and encountering Divinity when we did the peak pose. Perfect for a Sunday morning before church.

Noelle76
Noelle76
March 24, 2016
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Awesome class! Shivani completely prepares you for the peak pose. You hold postures long enough to receive their benefits, but not to the point where you feel like you are going to die.
I wish she had more videos on this site!

NByogi
NByogi
January 10, 2015
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This class was exactly the sort of practice I needed to counteract the effects of slouching over my computer all day. Thanks, Shivani, for such a great practice! I will definitely integrate the "flip flop" strap technique into the rest of my practice, too.

RogerT
RogerT
December 29, 2014
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Wonderful class! Thank you Shivani

annechris
annechris
November 2, 2014
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My neck and shoulders always feel really good after this class. It's a really good prep for full Dancer's Pose too.

Debussine
Debussine
September 7, 2014
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This is a delicious practice the whole way through, a smile easily crept on my face on many of these joyful poses!

treepose
treepose
May 26, 2014
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I loved everything about this class. Excellent cues and the buildup to a very accessible Dancers Pose. Excellent. Excellent.

Yogini In Training
Yogini In Training
February 23, 2014
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This was the perfect practice for me to get back into the swing of my daily yoga regiment! Thank you sooo much! Also Shivani is definitely one of the better teachers I have experienced on this site. Of course that's just my opinion. She calm yet focused and does not seem as demanding as some others. Thanks a lot for re-motivating me! All it took was one practice!

marcipj
marcipj
March 5, 2014
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I have been practicing yoga for a while now, and being an ex gymnast I appreciate the gracefulness yoga brings. I thought that this class was the perfect combination of strength and grace. Such a lovely class and Shivani was great at reminding me of being aware of my body. Loved it!

sweetyums
sweetyums
March 25, 2014
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After taking on a new, demanding, job position, which led to months of stress and illness, this class was just what I needed. Shivani, if I could I would take a yoga class with you every single day! Your grace and strength paired with your soothing and motivating teaching style is like no other. Please post more!! and again, thank you for helping me ease my way back into yoga feeling powerful and less cluttered in mind and body.

Shogun
Shogun
March 18, 2014
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Another great class for my routine, thank you Shivani!!

psychopompous
psychopompous
September 1, 2013
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This was perfect for me. Challenging without being impossible, even with doing all the optional vinyasas. Thank you!!

Karito
Karito
May 26, 2013
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Love the flow of the class. I would like to see more of her classes.

pedra
pedra
May 21, 2013
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I consider myself as a yogi between beginner and intermediate practices.
Most of the vinyasa and power yoga video's here were more difficult for me than this one.
I found Shivana's video neither very easy nor very challenging (which i think is perfect :) )
Thanks a lot to Shivani and DoYogaWithMe for the video.

Sunshine
Sunshine
May 11, 2013
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I really appreciate all of the detailed instruction on positioning in each pose.

brooklyncoats
brooklyncoats
May 3, 2013
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Difficult poses, not unattainable but awesome for my back/neck pain! Great for intermediate yogis who need a stretch but want to push themselves

Stephen
Stephen
April 20, 2013
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Very grateful for discovering yoga ... and grateful for lessons like this.

dakinigrrl
dakinigrrl
April 20, 2013
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Love this class, and Shivani's calm and focused teaching. I also love that the Surya Namaskar B's are easier than the classic ashtanga/power version. Still, she works in a lot of strength and expertly instructed vinyasas.
Can we have more classes from Shivani, please? :)

yoga_jenn
yoga_jenn
April 4, 2013
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I love how I feel after doing this and I've done this class a few times now and my back and everything just feels so good.

Carli08
Carli08
November 19, 2012
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Challenging yet beautiful and relaxing. Love this class.

mariaenpaz
mariaenpaz
November 15, 2012
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So well explained, so calmed. Lovely! Greetings from Mexico City

rml244
rml244
October 27, 2012
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I liked the steady progression of this class from gentle opening to big heart openers. I love those challenging natrajasanas, always reminds me of courage and liberation. Thanks Shivani!

galerygirl
galerygirl
October 20, 2012
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loved this flow more than all the others I've tried here. a little bit different and challenging but beautifuly explained. thanks

vivigalleguillos
vivigalleguillos
August 29, 2012
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Thank you very much for help us , for share with us such a valued practice.NAMASTE for all evrybody that make possible this website!
Exhale Love !!
What do you send out into the world, after receiving what it has to give? ...NAMASTE

sarahbeam
sarahbeam
August 21, 2012
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This was a lovely practice, with wonderful instruction and options. Quite exhilarating. I thank you.

ktbergson
ktbergson
May 4, 2012
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Really enjoyable lesson - thank you. This is the first time I've used this website and I feel very inspired by your lovely class. I liked the flow of it and the way it built steadily up to the peak point of full dancer. I've never thought of using a strap to access full dancer pose so that gave me a new experience.

peacewithinme
peacewithinme
March 30, 2012
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I found some of the poses a little awkward for me as a beginner, but throughout the experience, I could feel some of the poses becoming a little easier. My muscles were opening up, and the strap helped with some of the poses for me. It's a good program that I plan on repeating again in the future until I can complete the poses without shaking/ being too wobbly.

Overall, I found it to be a great form of exercise on my non-running day. I have found that being a runner with poor stretching habits and becoming older has caused me to become a bit stiffer than I once was. The flow of this video had me fully relaxed and I could feel the weight/ stress dropping off my body at the end.

danibomb
danibomb
March 7, 2012
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This was a very nice flow, challenging enough to break a sweat but also restorative and relaxing!

David Procyshyn
David Procyshyn
February 1, 2012
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Yes, this is a great flow. The mic was acting up a bit that day, but it ended up working out fine. Thanks for mentioning the strap... I've added it to the class description so others won't be taken off guard!

Chaser13
Chaser13
January 31, 2012
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First time with this teacher and liked the flow. The mic volume fluctuates a bit but not a big deal really. Not to hard physically but some challenging asanas and next time I will make sure I have a strap.
Namaste'