Tolangulasana – Weighing Scale Pose, Right Method, Benefits


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

Tolangulasana, in this pose the practitioner assumes the shape of a weighing scale and hence the name. The name also explains that the pose bestows upon you a sense of balance while practicing it. This is an intermediate to advanced Yoga pose.

Tolangula = weighing scale
Asana = pose

Other names
Brahmacharyasana – Celibate Pose
Continence Pose
Read – Utthita Padmasana | Tulasana – Raised Lotus Pose, Method, Benefits

Preparation for Tolangulasana

  • The ‘Weighing Scale Pose’ should be done on empty stomach. It needs to be preferably practiced early in the morning.
  • It shall be done 3-4 hours after consuming the food especially when it is done at some other time other than morning time. This will ensure that the stomach be empty at the time of taking on to the pose while the consumed food will provide energy to do the pose with ease.
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