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Know about Dandasana its benefits and precautions





Dandasana Steps

  • Sit on your yoga mat with the legs outstretched in front of your body. Point your big toes upwards.
  • Keep the spine and neck erect, legs together and feet gently touching each other.
  • Place the palm on the floor by the side of your hips, point fingers towards the toes.
  • Keep the arms straight to provide firm and gentle support to the spine.
  • Stretch your big toes towards yourself and firmly press your thighs and heels into the floor.
  • Engage the muscles of your legs to root your legs down into the ground.
  • Gently press your palms against the floor to elongate your back.
  • Stretch the spine upwards right from the pelvis to the top of your head.
  • Lift your chest up and slightly draw your shoulders back to broaden your collarbones.
  • Maintain a straight gaze and take slow breaths.
  • Hold Dandasana from 20 seconds to a minute depending on how long you feel comfortable.

Benefits of Daandasana

  • This asana helps to strengthen the muscles on your back.
  • It also helps to stretch the chest and the shoulders.
  • With regular practice of this asana, your posture is sure to be improved.
  • The abdomen is stretched and strengthened as well.
  • It is known to cure sciatica and asthma.
  • This asana helps to focus and calm the mind. When paired with proper breathing, it relieves stress and helps enhance concentration.

Precaution During Asana

  • Any wrist or lower back injury


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