Sanskrit Name: Tolasana (toe-LAHS-anna)
Tola = Translated to literally mean “poising one’s self," usually referred to as "balance" or "scale"
Asana = Pose
Benefits: This pose strengthens the wrists, arms, and abdomen.
Contradictions: Skip this pose if you have a wrist or shoulder injury. You may also want to skip it if you have an ankle injury, knee injury, or tight hips.
Know Your Asana: If lotus pose isn't in your practice, try half lotus pose to get a feel for this pose.