Yoga Scale Pose - Tolasana
About Yoga Scale Pose
The scale pose is an intermediate level arm balance yoga posture. It is an excellent pose for strengthening and shaping up the muscles in our body. Yoga beginners can use yoga blocks placed under each hand for added support! As you continue to practice the scale pose regularly you will eventually be able to perform it without the help of yoga blocks. Practice the garudasana, janu sirsasana, baddha konasana, padmasana and virasana as preparatory poses to warm up the muscles before you attempt the yoga scale pose. These preparatory poses will prevent injuries, muscle strains and cramps.
Step By Step Instructions
After performing an adequate warm up, you can now start following the scale pose sequence!
- Position yourself in the lotus pose on the yoga mat.
- Place your hands on the mat right beside the outside of your thighs.
- As you inhale, use your hands and abdominal muscles to raise your legs and hips off the floor.
- Maintain the pose for at least 30 seconds to 1 minute as you focus on your breathing.
Let’s take a look at the health benefits of the yoga scale pose!
- Stretches and strengthens the wrists.
- Stretches and strengthens the arm muscles.
- Tones the core abdominal muscles.
Things to Remember!
Individuals with injuries or chronic pain in the ankles, knees, wrists and shoulders should refrain from attempting the yoga scale pose without a qualified yoga professional.