Lolasana (Swinging Pose)

The word lola means ‘to swing’. Therefore, this asana is called ‘the swinging pose’.

 

Technique

Sit in padmasana. Place the palms on the floor on either side of the buttocks.

Breathe in deeply.

Raise the buttocks and legs from the ground using the support of the arms as shown in the above picture.

Then swing the body backwards and forwards while balancing on both arms.

Continue this swinging movement for as long as you can hold your breath.

Then again lower the buttocks and legs to the ground.

 

Breathing and awareness

Inhale before lifting the body. Hold the breath while raising and swinging the body to and fro. Exhale on returning to the ground. Breathe normally a number of times before repeating the practice. Pay attention to physical movement and breathing.

Number of rounds

Do as many rounds as you have time available. Five rounds is a reasonable number.

Benefits

Strengthens the abdominal and arm muscles. It is an excellent preparatory practice for tadan kriya.

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