Lolasana is an arm balancing asana. It strengthens wrist, forearms, shoulders, and tons up core muscles, upper back.
This simple looking posture requires immense strength in hand along with a sharp focus to remain in the posture. In appearance, Lolasana looks similar to crane pose but it’s different in practice.
To achieve the final Lolasana pose, you have to practice its preparatory poses consistently. Back to the back practice of this asana can transform a practitioner’s body into a muscular and strong structure.
Lolasana is a Sanskrit word which can be easily comprehended as ‘Lol‘ means ‘fickle’ or ‘dangling’ and ‘asana’ means ‘pose’.
In Lolasana, a practitioner’s body remains hanging in the air on being supported by the hand. Due to this, it is also known as Jhula (means swing in Hindi). This asana also signifies a hanging pendant and so it’s called Pendant Pose.
Benefits and Contraindications
Strengthens the arms, wrists and shoulders
Tones the abdominal muscles
Opens the chest
Generates control and balance
cervical vertebrae condition
DeQuervain's Syndrome (inflammation of tendons)
Photo poses in different angles
- Padma Lolasana