Yoga Pose Breakdown: Tolasana – Scale Pose

Sanskrit Name: Tolasana (toe-LAHS-anna)
Tola = 
 Translated to literally mean “poising one’s self," usually referred to as "balance" or "scale" 
Asana = Pose

Get Started: 

  • Begin in lotus pose or Padmasana
  • Place your hands by your hips on the floor
  • Push your hands into the floor as you engage your core
  • Lift your legs and butt off the floor
  • Hold for 10 to 15 seconds and then release

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. 

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