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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.


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


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.


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]


  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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