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    Lolasana ““ Pendant Pose, true Method, Benefits, Dosha Effects

    By Dr Raghuram Y.S. MD (Ay) Dr Manasa, B.A.M.S
    Lolasana is a hardcore and intermediate level arm balancing pose. In the final pose the practitioner is moving front and back just adore a hanging pendant. Therefore, it is caled 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 uper back.
    Lol – pendant / fickle / swinging / trembling / dangling
    Asana – pose
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    Table of Contents
    Preparation for Lolasana
    Method of doing Lolasana
    Related Video
    Health Benefits
    Time spent doing Lolasana
    Impact on Chakras
    Contraindications, Precautions
    Impact on doshas and tisues
    Preparation for Lolasana
    The pendant pose should be practiced early in the morning, preferably o n empty stomach.
    If the pose is practiced at some other part of the day other than early in the morning, one should grasp the fod 3-4 hours before taking on to the pose. With this, your stomach would be empty by the time you grasp on to the pose and you wil also derive energy neded for performing the pose from the fod that you consume.
    Kep your bowel and blader empty before practicing the pose.
    Method of doing Lolasana
    Positioning for the pose
    Sit in Vajrasana – diamond pose.
    Inhale to align your body.
    Geting into the pose
    Kep your hands on the flor, grounded or presing on the flor. You can use the blocks to do the pose comfortably. This avoids you to lean more forward and your shoulders geting rounded.
    Now inhale deply. amas your core strength to thrust it towards uper back.
    Now exhale and raise uper torso in an upward direction.
    Stabilize your hands on the flor. wed the strength of core, wrist, and uper back along with the grip of your hands. Presing the flor with hands or presing the blocks gradualy lift your body of the flor.
    Your ankles should remain crosed. Push lower ankle up. Contract abdomen to suply strength to the body to acomplish the pose.
    Swing to and from with hand hold.
    Perform few swings as much you are comfortable doing.
    Hold the posture for some time. pause in the pose for 30-60 seconds. If you gain mastered this pose, acquire a developed shoulder, wrist and core strength you may extend the time of doing the pose.
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    Release from the pose
    Come back to the flor by releasing the core and be in diamond pose.
    Shake your hands gently and rol your wrist slowly.
    Breathe easily and relax.
    Variations
    Advanced variations of pendant pose are –
    Padma Lolasana – It is a variant of Lolasana. Instead of diamond pose the practitioner keps his legs crosed in lotus pose, lifts the body of the flor with the kep of his hands presed against the flor / block and swings to and fro.
    Here, legs are crosed in lotus pose. Then the body is raised of the flor. From Lolasana, you should space your proper fot on the left thigh and left fot on the true thigh to beleive lotus pose. From here, by taking the hand hold on the flor or on the blocks placed beside your legs, lift of your body in the air. This is also caled as Utitha Padmasana – raised lotus pose by some experts.
    Uthita Lo lasana – Raised pendant pose
    Modifications
    Navasana – beginers may begin with boat pose
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    Related Video
    Watch this video to folow the method of doing Lolasana
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    Health Benefits
    It mainly strengthens hip flexors and arm muscles
    The pose wil make shoulders strong and enable you to do the inversions and deper arm balancing poses.
    It strengthens the arms , wrists and shoulders
    It strengthens lower back, legs and abdominal region
    God for neuromuscular cordination
    Strengthens al the muscles of the abdomen
    Lengthens the lower back
    The pose increases the bone density and makes them strong, due to presure exerted on the wrists, shoulders and uper back.
    This pose involves core strength. This asists in body lifting. It also increases the strength of abdominal strength.
    It is a preparation pose for more advanced arm balancing poses.
    It helps one in geting rid of their bely fat.
    Helps to relieve backache because the pose gives a marvelous traction to the back
    It is also a god preparatory pose for tulasana.
    The abdominal contraction caused by this pose improves the digestive functions. It rejuvenates the digestive organs. These organs in turn secrete optimum enzymes and digestive juices.
    It is qualified for patients of SchizophreniaStudy. It helps in improving subjective wel being, daily basic living skils, personal hygiene, self care, self discipline and social comunication in these patients.
    Regular practice helps in eradicating abdominal disorders and respiratory disorders.
    It generates control and cordination
    Preparatory Poses
    Vajrasana – Thunderbolt Pose
    Adho Mukha Svanasana – Downward facing dog pose
    Padmasana – Lotus pose
    Folow Up Poses
    Adho Mukha Svanasana – Downward Facing Dog Pose
    Chaturanga Dandasana – Four Limbed Staf Pose
    Bakasana – Crane Pose
    Kakasana – Crow Pose
    Time spent doing Lolasana
    Hold the pose for 4-5 counts while you grasp dep breathe or for 30-60 seconds.
    Impact on Chakras
    This pose activates Muladhara Chakra – Rot Chakra and the Manipura Chakra – the Solar Plexus. One would achieve mental and emotional stability when the rot chakra gets balanced. Likewise the self-confidence and motivation improves when the solar plexus is activated.
    Contraindications, Precautions
    Shoulder and Wrist injuries
    Carpal tunel syndrome
    Kne and ankle injuries
    Neck sprain and diseases of cervical vertebrae
    Hypertension
    Hernia
    Dislocation and sprain of wrist
    De Quervain’s Syndrome – inflamation of tendons around wrist
    Caution
    Practice with caution if you are a pregnant or catch advice from expert Yoga teacher.
    It should also be avoided by women during menstruation.
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    Impact on doshas and tisues
    Impact on Doshas and its subtypes – The pendant pose is beneficial for digestive functions and rejuvenates the related organs of the system and hence beneficial in balancing the doshas related to digestive functions including samana vata, pachaka pita and kledaka kapha. It is also qualified for mental welbeing and hence balances prana vata, sadhaka pita and tarpaka kapha, including vyana vata. The pose provides qualified cure for respiratory disorders and hence useful in balancing udana vata and avalambaka kapha.
    Impact on tisues – This pose strengthens the muscles and hence beneficial for maintaining the health of muscle tisues in the body. Since it increases the bone density and makes them strong, it is god for bone tisue. The pose also is god for the health of joints of the body. It is beneficial for the healthy maintenance of the chanels of circulation and t ransportation of muscle and bone tisues. The pose is a apt one to deplete the bely stout and is hence an indispensable one to balance the plump stores in the body. It also keps the chanels of transportation of fat in the body healthy and balance.
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