Scale Pose Tulasana:
- Start off this asana by sitting on your mat and assuming the cross-legged posture. Make sure that your hips are higher than your knees so that you can easily slip into the Lotus Pose.
- For this, you need to cross the foot of one leg over the thighs of the other, such that the heel of the foot is set into the crease of the hip joint. You need to turn the sole up and lengthen the leg through the ankle. Now, bring the other foot on the other thigh, such that the heel touches the hip joint. But make sure the sole is turned upwards.
- Flex your feet, and as you do that, make sure the ankles of both the feet are pressed down on your thighs.
- Place your hands beside your hips, and make sure your palms are pressed firmly down. When you are ready, lift your buttocks off the ground.
- Hold the pose for about 30-60 seconds. Then, come down, and gently release the pose. Although you don’t necessarily have to repeat the pose with the other leg up in the Lotus Pose, make sure you alternate the legs each time you practice the asana.
The Benefits Of The Scale Pose (Tolasana)
These are some amazing benefits of the Scale Pose.
- Your outer hip and the muscles in the legs get stretched.
- It helps engage your abdominal muscles and tones them as well.
- It helps to make your hands and the muscles of the upper shoulder strong.
- The core functionality gets a boost.
- This asana creates a sense of balance and awareness in the body.
- Strengthens the arms and wrists
- Strengthens and tones the abdominal muscles
- Reduces stiffness in the knees and ankle
- Stimulates the digestive system