Take special precautions while doing any asana. If you are learning yoga, then take the advice of a knowledgeable person. Do not put any kind of force in the event of pain or unable to do so. Keep in mind that you will be able to succeed only with constant practice.
Brief Introduction Of The Tulasana
Tulasana is considered to be an important asana that offers regular practitioners numerous benefits. This asana is also referred to as Scale Pose. In the Sanskrit language, Tula stands for Balance and Asana for Pose. It is also called the Scale Pose or the Balance Pose. Moreover, it is termed as an advanced version of the ‘Lotus’ Pose, thus being referred to as Elevated Lotus Pose or Raised Lotus Pose.
How To Do The Tulasana?
Tips for beginners to do correctly Tulasana
- Being a beginner, you should follow the pose by doing Ardha Padmasana. The only limitation that you may face is you need to lift off your buttocks from the ground. But your outer calf muscle tissue and leg are to be kept on the ground.
- You should first practice and master Padmasana pose as it will enable you to do Tulasana easily and effortlessly.
- You can keep a yoga block below your hands to provide your arms with additional size. It also helps you to lift your legs easily.
Preparatory poses for Tulasana
- Baddha Konasana
- Ardha Matsyendrasana
Steps to perform Tulasana pose
- Sit on a yoga mat to begin this asana.
- Start with the Lotus Pose (Padmasana).
- Relax your hands and place them beside your hip region.
- Press both your palms on the ground and keep it straight.
- Exhale while lifting your upper body.
- Balance your body weight with both your hands.
- Be in this position for the maximum time possible.
- Beginners are recommended to maintain this position for about 10-20 seconds.
- Inhale and release your hold from this position to slowly enter the starting position. Keep both hands beside your body and stretch your legs straight. Breathe deeply and relax your body and mind.
- Repeat this asana at least 10 times to derive the benefits.
- Initially, you are likely to experience pain when doing this yoga pose in your arms, abdomen, thigh and hip areas. But with regular practice, your body will get accustomed to the intensity and become flexible. Thus, you can perform it easily and effortlessly.
Benefits Of The Tulasana
- Practicing this asana stretches your arms, shoulder, stomach and chest muscles, thus strengthening it. This in turn boosts blood flow to this region, while keeping your muscle well-toned and strong. Studies conducted have proved that regular practice, it helps reduce pain arising from doing the asana. It also prevents injury risks in these body parts.
- Reduces baldly fat: This pose stretches and strengthens the abdominal muscles. At the same time, it works hard to reduce belly fat. This is because plenty of pressure is placed on the abdominal muscles. Thus, the extra fat present in the belly region gets eliminated naturally and safely.
- Tones biceps and triceps muscles: Regular practice can help stretch your biceps and triceps muscles. Its elasticity is also increased manifolds, thereby increasing the flow of blood to this region. This in turn provides more nutrition and much-needed oxygen, thereby helping to grow and strengthen. Also, while performing an exercise or doing other work, injury can be prevented in the biceps and triceps region.
- Enhances digestive health: You can also witness improved digestive health conditions. It also helps prevent different kinds of issues associated with digestion like constipation. Regular practice tends to create additional pressure upon the inner intestine and stomach. Thus, the body develops stress hormones, thereby promoting the digestive systems overall function. This in turn helps improve bowel movement, while boosting enzyme and digestive juice production. These are crucial to digest food consumed and to eliminate toxic wastes from your body.
- Strengthens the thigh, knee, hip muscles and ankles: Regular practice stretches your thigh, hip, knee muscles and ankles.
- Improves focus of mind: You can enjoy increased concentration as the asana helps promote increased flow of blood to the brain. Moreover, the volume of blood produced by your body also increases significantly. With your brain getting more blood flow, essential nutrients along with oxygen are supplied. This in turn increases your brain function and allows you to focus without any problem. Hence, students of all ages are recommended to do this asana regularly. This way, they can study and also score well in their exams, thereby improving their career prospects.
- Stimulates reproductive organs: Doing this asana improves sexual performance in bed. The reason is because while performing it, your sexual organ experiences some pressure. Thus stress hormones are produced in good quantities in this region. This, in turn, stimulates your sexual organ, thereby increasing the flow of blood. Therefore, it experiences increased sexual functionality and you can enjoy a better overall performance. At the same time, it also strengthens your thigh muscles, calf and hips. These are vital body parts that play an important role to derive optimal sexual performance.
Precautions To Be Taken While Doing The Tulasana
- If you suffer from an injured shoulder, arms or wrist, avoiding doing this asana.
- Women should abstain from performing this asana while menstruating.
- If you suffer from hypertension, avoid practicing it.
- You should not perform it if you have osteoarthritis or osteoporosis.
- Do not do this asana if have undergone any surgery recently on your waist, back. Stay away from this pose if you suffer from spinal column related issues on your lower vertebrae.
- Those suffering from low or high blood pressure should do this pose under the strict guidance of a certified practitioner.
- Avoid it if you have frequent headaches or migraine problems. It also includes a hernia in any form.
- Tulasana although considered to be a difficult pose can be mastered with regular practice.
- It eliminates toxins from your body. It improves you psychologically and physically while keeping at bay issues like nervousness and stress.
- It also helps improve consciousness and stability, while enhancing your overall well-being. At the same time, you also experience an increased sensation of connectedness.
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