Tulasana is a strength building and body balancing yoga asana. The name Tulasana is a Sanskrit term, in which Tula means “Balance”; Asana means “Pose”. In English is known as Scale Pose, Balance Pose. Also, Some people call this asana Utthita Padmasana (Utthita=Raised; Padamasana= Lotus Pose). It’s pronounced as toe-LAHS-anna.
Tulasana is a little challenging to perform. In this yoga asana, you have to sit in a Lotus Pose and then balance your body on your hand. It not only helps to build your strength but brings a sense of balance to your mind and body. Scale pose calms your mind and relaxes your muscles.
It increases the strength of your arms, wrist, and upper body region. Practicing this yoga pose daily helps to reduce belly fats and tone your abdomen muscles. It also improves your metabolism.
Tulasana stimulates the Muladhara (Root) Chakra which helpful for you to activate Kundalini Energy.
- Ardha Matsyendrasana
- Baddha Konasana
- Janu Sirsasana
Benefits of Tulasana (Scale Pose)
- Tulasana increases the strength of your wrists, arms, and upper body region.
- It makes your shoulders strong.
- Improve your digestive function.
- It calms your mind and relaxes the muscles.
- Helps to reduce your belly fats and tone the abdomen muscles.
- Increases the sense of balance and awareness.
- As your awareness and strength increases, you become more active and present.
- It stimulates your all abdominal organs and improves their functions.
- It helps to balance the testosterone-estrogen and adrenalin in the body.
- This asana also improves your metabolism and make you feel more hungry.
- It helps to stimulate Muladhara (Root) Chakra.
Steps of Tulasana (Scale Pose)
Here is the step by step procedure on how to do Tulasana (Scale Pose).
- First, you have to sit on the floor in Lotus Pose (Padmasana).
- Then relax your body by inhaling deeply and exhale slowly 3-5 times.
- Now place your palm on the floor beside your hips and push them against the floor. Ensure that you spread your fingers wide.
- To get into the final position, straighten your arms and slowly raise your abdomen and legs off the ground.
- Keep your arms straight and balance your whole body on your hands.
- Hold this position for about 20-30 seconds.
- Then exhale and slowly bring down your body and relax.
- Repeat this process 3-5 times.
- You can swing your body in a back and forth motion after lifting your body.
- In the end, release the lotus pose (Padmasana) and relax your legs too.
Tulasana (Scale Pose) Variations:
The following yoga poses are the simplest variations of tulasana that you can perform easily:
- Pada Angusthasana Hasta Blocks (Half Lotus Tip Toe Pose Hands Blocks)
- Kukkutasana (Cock Pose)
Precaution and Tips
The following points of caution you should know before you perform this asana.
- Keep 3-4 hours gap between your meal and practice.
- Perform each and every step gently and carefully. Don’t rush otherwise you may hurt yourself. So be careful.
- You can use a block under both hands to increase the length of your arms, it helps beginners to lift their body to a proper height.
- Avoid this asana if you have any kind of injuries on your shoulders, wrists, elbows, or knees.
- Also, if you have pain in your hips and thighs then you should not do this asana.
- Since it put pressure on your abdomen, so avoid this asana, if you are going through any recent surgery or injuries in that region.
- It will be best if you practice yoga under the guidance of an expert.