This is one of the balancing asanas, which is called “Tolasana” or scales pose. Its purpose is to strengthen the abdominal organs and promote complete breathing.
- Begin in Padmasana or lotus pose.
- Place your hands on the floor next to your hips.
- Exhale and lift your body, balancing on your straight arms for as long as you can.
- Return to Padmasana, switch the cross of your legs, and repeat the exercise.
Tolasana can be challenging, and requires a significant level of physical fitness. For beginners, a small bench or blanket can be used under the buttocks to provide support, so that the weight of the body is not fully on the hands. As you progress and strengthen the muscles of the arms, the exercise can be done without any support.
Note: Asana should not be performed during periods of exacerbation of any chronic diseases. It is recommended to work with a yoga instructor in the initial stages and consult a doctor before starting any new exercise routine.