Yoga is, indeed, an excellent form of exercise that carries with it many immediate and long-term physical benefits from improved flexibility to stronger muscles and bones. However, yoga is not just about moving through the poses. Mindfulness plays an essential part in any dedicated yoga practice. If performed properly, yoga quiets the mind of all distracting thoughts from the outside world (chittavritti, meaning mind chatter), bringing you to a place of peace within. In turn, being mindful of your thoughts will allow you to be mindful of, and truly connected with, your body, thus completing the cycle of mental and physical health that will allow you to enjoy all the wonderful things that life has to offer.” 

~ Mr Yoga.

ENGLISH NAME

Pose Inspired by Shiva’s Vigorous Cycle of Life Dance

SANSKRIT NAME

Tandavasana

PHONETIC PRONUNCIATION

(tahn-duh-VAHS-uh-nuh)

SANSKRIT TO ENGLISH TRANSLATION

Tandava = cosmic cycles of creation and destruction sacred dance performed by the Hindu Deity Lord Shiva

MODIFICATION

knee to the opposite elbow, foot resting on the knee, standing leg bent, heel down

POSE TYPE

standing one-legged balance, forward bend, twist

DRISHTI POINT

Nasagrai or Nasagre (nose), Hastagrai or Hastagre (hands)

CHAKRAS ACTIVATED

root chakra (#1),
sacral chakra (#2),
solar plexus chakra (#3)

ABOUT MR. YOGA

New York Times best selling author  & Guinness World Records title holder Daniel Lacerda (aka Mr. Yoga) is the worlds number one authority on yoga poses. This yoga pioneer has been featured in The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The Huffington Post, Dr. Oz The Good Life, Men’s Health, and Self magazine to name a few.

Daniel’s students include TV celebrities and former Olympic athletes, along with everyday people. His personal goal is to get 1 billion people to practice yoga worldwide. Daniel continues to train others to become certified yoga teachers. All of the models selected to appear on this website are his students. The Mr. Yoga, Inc. office is located in Beverly Hills California.

ABOUT MR. YOGA

New York Times best selling author & Guinness World Records title holder Daniel Lacerda (aka Mr. Yoga) is the worlds number one authority on yoga poses. This yoga pioneer has been featured in The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The Huffington Post, Dr. Oz The Good Life, Men’s Health, and Self magazine to name a few.

Daniel’s students include TV celebrities and former Olympic athletes, along with everyday people. His personal goal is to get 1 billion people to practice yoga worldwide. Daniel continues to train others to become certified yoga teachers. All of the models selected to appear on this website are his students. The Mr. Yoga, Inc. office is located in Beverly Hills California.