[Pose Of the Week] Rock Your World with Swinging Lotus Pose (Advanced)

Challenge your core, arms, shoulders, and more as you rock out in Swinging Lotus Pose…

Swinging Lotus Pose (Padma Lolasana) – also known as Swinging Pose, or Pendant Pose – is an advanced yoga pose that requires plenty of both flexibility and strength. This is a dynamic variation of Scales Pose which includes an element of movement within the pose, increasing both the challenge and the opportunity to expand upon your practice.

This arm balance pose offers a deep stretch for the hips, thighs, and legs, while building strength in the arms, wrists, hands, shoulders, and core. The swinging motion creates an additional challenge for the core and the shoulders, as you work to control the movement while holding the pose. It will also help to improve your focus, concentration, and balance.

This is an advanced pose, so make sure you are very comfortable in Lotus Pose and have mastered Scales Pose as well before attempting this one, and be sure you are fully warmed up first.

Those who suffer from heart conditions, high blood pressure, hernia (or other abdominal injury), hand, wrist, knee, or back pain, should avoid this pose.

How to Do Swinging Lotus Pose:

  1. Sit in Padmasana
  2. Place the palms on the floor beside the thighs, making sure they are placed wider apart than your knees
  3. Separate the fingers equally
  4. Inhale deeply
  5. Raise the whole body from the floor, balancing only on the hands with the fingers spread wide
  6. Swing the body backward and forward between the arms 2-3 times
  7. Lower the buttocks and legs to the ground
  8. Rest in the sitting position (Lotus/Padmasana)
  9. Repeat with the legs crossed the other way
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