It wasn't until the 20th century at pendant pose gained status as an asana. Previously, it was known jhula, an exercise in Indian gymnastics.
Practicing pendant pose offers the following benefits:
- Improves balance.
- Aids digestion by massaging the abdominal organs.
- Strengthens wrists, arms, shoulders and back muscles.
- Develops abdominal muscles.
- Improves concentration.
Preparatory postures are key to safely and correctly practicing pendant pose. Among the postures that prepare the core and upper-body muscles are downward-facing dog pose, plank pose, boat pose, cow face pose and side plank pose.