Tulasana

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Tulasana

Tulasana (Sanskrit: तुलासन; IAST: Tulāsana), Balance Pose,[1] Dolasana (Swing Pose),[2] Tolasana (Scale Pose),[3][4] or Utthita Padmasana (Raised Lotus Pose)[5] is an asana.

Etymology[edit]

The name comes from the Sanskrit words tula (तुला) meaning "balance",[6] and asana (आसन, āsana) meaning "posture" or "seat".[7]

Description[edit]

From Padmasana the practitioner with the hands placed either side of the hips raises the entire torso, legs, and feet using the arms and shoulders.

Benefits[edit]

The asana strengthens the back, shoulders, and hips.[8]

Contraindications and cautions[edit]

The asana should not be practiced with current or recent shoulder or wrist injuries.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kumar, Brijesh. Enhance Your Sexual Potency. Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd. pp. 40–. ISBN 978-81-288-0540-0. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Joshi, K S (1 March 2005). Yoga In Daily Life. Orient Paperbacks. p. 116. ISBN 978-81-222-0049-2. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Swenson, Doug (1 June 2001). Power Yoga for Dummies. John Wiley and Sons. p. 281. ISBN 978-0-7645-5342-4. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  4. ^ "Yoga Journal - Scale Pose". Retrieved 2011-07-01. 
  5. ^ Mahatyagi, Raman Das (14 November 2007). Yatan Yoga: A Natural Guide to Health and Harmony. YATAN Ayurvedics. pp. 166–7. ISBN 978-0-9803761-0-4. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  6. ^ Goel, Satish. Sex For All. Diamond Pocket Books (P) Ltd. p. 69. ISBN 978-81-7182-029-0. Retrieved 1 July 2011. 
  7. ^ Sinha, S.C. (1 June 1996). Dictionary of Philosophy. Anmol Publications PVT. LTD. p. 18. ISBN 978-81-7041-293-9. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  8. ^ Sachindra Kumar Majumdar (June 1968). Yoga for physical and mental fitness. Stravon Educational Press. p. 54. Retrieved 1 July 2011. This exercise strengthens the back, shoulders, and hips. 
  9. ^ "How to Do Scale Pose in Yoga". iSport.com. Retrieved 2011-07-01. 

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