Talasana yoga: Talasana means the Palm-tree Posture. The Sanskrit term ‘Tala’ refers to the ‘palm tree’; In Talasana, your body will remain straight and upright like the trunk of the palm tree.
Methodology of Talasana Yoga Asanas
- Stand erect.
- Your feet must remain comfortably apart and slightly turned outwards.
- Look ahead.
- Slowly inhale deeply.
- Gradually raise the arms overhead.
- The palms should be facing each other.
- Slowly raise your heels.
- Maintain your balance.
- Slowly raise the body and stand on the toes.
- Gradually exhale.
- Ensure that the body balance is not disturbed.
- Again slowly inhale.
- Even as you inhale and balance the body, stretch upwards the arms.
- The arms should be rising upwards from the shoulder blades.
- The fingers will remain stretched outwards.
- Simultaneously raise your heels to the maximum level.
- You should also be stretching your body to the optimum level at this stage.
- Stretch backwards the head and the neck.
- Look up.
- Maintain your balance and hold on to your breath.
- Stay in this position till you feel uncomfortable.
- Gradually exhale and return to the starting position.
- While returning first lower the arms and simultaneously lower the heels.
- You should also be bending the head and neck forwards.
Advantages of Talasana Yoga Asanas
- The respiratory muscles as well as those at the pelvis, abdomen, lower back and the neck get strengthened.
- The ribcage gets expanded.
- The lung capacity is increased.
- Your body will become agile, nimble and well proportioned.
- The spine and the upper portion of the body gets stretched and exercised.
- Minor curvatures of the spine also get cured.