Looking for a more advanced pose to add to your yoga practice? Try Tolasana! Here’s how to do it…
If you’ve moved beyond basic yoga poses and you’re ready for something a bit more challenging, today we’ve got a fun new pose for you to try!
Tolasana, also known as Scales Pose, is a fun advanced yoga pose that helps to strengthen your upper body – particularly your hands, wrists, arms, and shoulders. It also strengthens your core muscles, and increases your confidence in your yoga skills – plus it’s just plain fun!
Here are instructions from YogaJournal.com on how to move into this advanced yoga pose. (Not quite ready for Tolasana? Prepare your body for the challenge with these 3 poses…)
Sit in Dandasana. Place your right hand inside your right knee, rolling it out to the side. Lean forward and carefully place your right foot at your left hip crease in Ardha Padmasana. Extend your inner groin to your inner knee, roll your inner knee toward your outer knee, and draw your outer knee toward your outer hip.
Relax your left leg and place your left hand inside your knee, bending it to the side. Lean forward, grab your left heel, and very carefully bring your left leg on top of your right leg, placing the heel at your right hip crease and externally rotating your left thigh. Relax your feet and allow the soles
to face up. If possible, draw
in your outer thighs, bringing your knees closer together.
Bring your hands to the floor beside your hips. Spread your fingers and palms on the floor
to create a good foundation. To prepare for liftoff, draw the sides of your navel back toward your spine and lean forward slightly. Now comes the moment you’ve been waiting for!
Image Source: YogaJournal.com