Friday, 23 September 2011

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.


  1. Sit erect on the floor and assume Padmasana.
  2. Take your arms back and rest the elbows on the ground.
  3. Taking support of the elbows lean back gradually, until you are lying on your back.
  4. Raise the foot-lock and the buttocks off the ground. Elbows should be touching the ground.
  5. Raise your head, neck and back.
  6. Balance the body at the waist with your fists or palms.
  7. Remain in this posture for as long as you can.
  8. To return to the starting posture, bring your head and neck back to the ground taking the support of the elbows.
  9. 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.


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