Tula Asana


TULA ASANA


Introduction:

        A person can balance his whole body on both his palms after the practice of Tula Asana. Tula means Taraju (balance). The body shape becomes likes the taraju in this asana. Therefore, it is called Tula Asana in Yoga Shastra.

The practice of this asana should be done on a neat and clean place. Spread a mat or bed sheet on the floor for the practice of this asana. Bend both the legs backward and sit on the knees.Technique:

        The practice of this asana should be done on a neat and clean place. Spread a mat or bed sheet on the floor for the practice of this asana. Bend both the legs backward and sit on the knees. Keep the tiptoes downward and join the heels together. Now keep a distance between the knees and keep both the hands on the floor between the legs. After that, give the weight of the whole body on the hands while inhaling and raise your body along with hips and tiptoes up while bending the body forward. Put the weight of whole body on the palms and make the balance of the body. Stay in this position for sometime and return into normal position while inhaling slowly. Repeat this activity. This activity should be done 5 times. In the first practice of this asana, keep the weight of whole body on the palms and then make balance on the fingers and thumb slowly. One will feel difficulty in its practice but its regular practice will make it easy.

Benefits:

        The practice of this asana makes the arms and palms strong and muscles flexible. It ends legs spasm and makes spinal cord strong. This asana makes the chest broad and strong and reduces the fat gathered near about the stomach. The practice of this asana is useful in the treatment of spasm, pain, swelling and numbness of the legs, which occur caused by sitting in the chair for a long time.