Lolasana

Other Names

Swinging Posture, Pendant Pose, Lol Asan, Lola Asana, Uthitapadmasana, Uthitta/ Uthita-Padma Asana, Uthit padm Asan

Description

Lolasana (Pendant Pose) is a beginning arm balance that presents an experience requiring courage: the courage necessary to literally pull yourself up off the floor.

How to reach the stretch

  • Start from¬†Padmasana¬†and bring the hands to the floor on the outside of the thighs.
  • Inhale and press down into the palms as you engage the abdomen and lift the legs and buttocks off the floor.
  • Take several breaths and release.

How to release the stretch

Benefits

  • Strengthens the abdominal muscles and the arms.
  • Lolasana builds awareness in the core of the body. It helps to build abdominal and arm strength while encouraging usage of uddiyan bandh.

Caution

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