Tuladandasana, also known as the Balance pose, is an advanced yoga asana. The name is derived from the Samskrta words ‘Tula’, which means balance, ‘Danda’, which means staff, and ‘Asana’, which means pose. This posture is beneficial for practicing and maintaining balance, good for the weakness of the nerves, particularly in the legs. This asana is great for sportsmen and runners. Aside from the physical benefits, it also helps reduce anxiety, calms the mind, and enhances memory and concentration.
How to Practice Tuladandasana:
- Standing on one foot, bend your hips, lowering your upper body slowly while lifting the right leg. The toes should point toward the floor until the raised leg, the torso, and head are parallel to the floor.
- Make sure to engage the core muscles as you do this, also placing both hands on each side of the hip.
- Sustain the asana for 30 seconds.
- Do the same for the other leg.
- One round consists of doing this for both legs.