Lolasana – Pendant Pose, Right Method, Benefits, Dosha Effects


By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) & Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S

Lohasana is a hardcore and intermediate level arm balancing pose. In the final pose the practitioner is moving front and back just like a hanging pendant. Therefore, it is called as pendant pose. It is also known to strengthen the flexors of hips and muscles of the arms. It strengthens wrist, forearms, shoulders and tones up core muscles and upper back.

Lol – pendant / fickle / swinging / trembling / dangling
Asana – pose
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Preparation for Lolasana

  • The pendant pose should be practiced early in the morning, preferably on empty stomach.
  • If the pose is practiced at some other part of the day other than early in the morning, one should take the food 3-4 hours before taking on to the pose. With this, your stomach would be empty by the time you take on to the pose and you will also derive energy…

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