Lolasana (Swinging Pose) – Benefits, Cautions & Guide

Lolasana (Swinging Pose) is an advanced asana. To master this posture, one needs to be able to sit in Padmasana (Lotus Pose) without any discomfort.

The name of the posture originates from the Sanskrit term Lol which means Swinging.

Today we share a step by step asana instruction followed by a discussion part:

  1. Sit in Padmasana
  2. Place the palms on the floor besides the thighs
  3. Separate the fingers equally
  4. Inhale deeply
  5. Raise the whole body from the floor, balancing only on the hands
  6. Swing the body backward and forward between the arms
  7. Lower the buttocks and legs to the ground
  8. Rest in the sitting position
  9. Repeat this with the legs crossed the other way

Note: Try to gaze at one point for better concentration.

About this posture and its practice

While attempting a new posture, you should always keep in mind to incorporate a suitable warm-up prior practice. In hatha yoga, the warming-up part is called Pawanmuktasana or Energy Releasing postures. A gentle warm-up helps you to prepare your body, release stiffness and smoothen the joints, tendons and muscles. Lolasana requires strength in your arms, shoulders, wrists therefore you could pracise a few shoulder and wrist rotations. If you cannot sit in Padmasana (lotus seat) yet, try butterfly pose and gently move your knees up and down. This helps to open the hips.

Benefits:

  • Strengthens the arms, wrists and shoulders
  • Tones the abdominal muscles
  • Opens the chest
  • Generates control and balance
  • Improves concentration

Contra-indications:

This posture should be avoided if you suffer from heart conditions, high blood pressure , prolapse, hernia or back pain. It’s a very strenuous posture.

Yoga Asana Practise at Gyan Yog Breath

Our Gyan Yog Breath Team publishes weekly asana tutorials for you to help you get into the right practise and understand about various benefits and contra-indications of postures.

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  1. Hi there I really appreciate your blog posts especially the weekly Asana tutorial. I try to practice every day but sometimes I don’t find the time due to my busy work. I hope to join your 200 hour yoga teacher training in may this year because yoga has been my passion for a long time already. I practice for the last 2 years now. Does this make me eligible to join your yoga teacher training course ? I read that the 200 hour TTC is for beginners/ intermediates… well, all the best for you and hopefully see you soon!
    Jane

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