Tolangulasana - Weighing Scale Pose
"Tolangul" means 'weighing balance' in Sanskrit. In this pose the body posture is balanced on your waist and resembles a weighing scale.
- Sit erect on the floor and assume Padmasana.
- Take your arms back and rest the elbows on the ground.
- Taking support of the elbows lean back gradually, until you are lying on your back.
- Raise the foot-lock and the buttocks off the ground. Elbows should be touching the ground.
- Raise your head, neck and back.
- Balance the body at the waist with your fists or palms.
- Remain in this posture for as long as you can.
- To return to the starting posture, bring your head and neck back to the ground taking the support of the elbows.
- Remove the fists from the waist and return to Padmasana.
- If you have pain in the neck or back, do not practice this pose.
- This pose improves digestion and can cure flatulence.
- The spinal column becomes flexible and toned.
- Diabetes and piles patients can get relief with this yoga pose.
- Blood circulation improves.
- The biceps and back muscles strengthen and get toned.