Balancing Stick Pose


balancing stick

7. Balancing Stick Pose: Tuladandasana

Purposes and Benefits:

  • Provides full spinal stress relief
  • Increases cardiovascular circulation, especially to blood vessels of heart
  • Refines control and balance by enhancing physical and mental powers
  • Improves posture
  • Gives many benefits for legs that standing head-to-knee pose also gives
  • Relieves spinal stress
  • Reduces varicose veins
  • Exercises liver, pancreas, spleen, and circulatory and nervous systems
  • May help to clear blocked arteries and to prevent cardiac problems

How to Do:

More detailed instructions & video here.

  • Keep knees locked and stomach in
  • Point toes of non-standing foot
  • Look for front foot in mirror
  • Press arms against ears and remove any arm-to-ear gaps
  • Stretch body toward both sides as though playing tug of war
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