Swaying Palm Tree Pose
What is Swaying Palm Tree Pose?
Swaying palm tree pose, or tiryaka tadasana in Sanskrit, is a beginner's standing posture and variation on palm tree pose. With the legs a little wider than the hips, the practitioner reaches interlaced hands toward the sky and bends to the side. The pose opens the side body while stretching the intestines.
- Stand with the feet wider than the hips.
- Interlace the fingers. Inhale and reach the palms toward the sky.
- Exhale and bend to the right. Hold for a moment.
- Inhale and return to center. Change sides.
- Avoid if there is hernia, back pain, hypertension, vertigo, cardiac issues, cervical pain or severe headache
Benefits of Swaying Palm Tree Pose
- Stretches the spine and clears congestion in the spinal nerves
- Stretches the abdomen and intestines
- Opens the chest
- Strengthens the legs
- Helps with spinal alignment
- Improves focus and concentration
- Improves balance
Swaying Palm Tree Pose Details
- Sanskrit Name
- Tiryaka tadasana
- tir-yah-kah TAH-DAH-sah-nah
- Pose Level
- Nasagre (Tip of the nose)
- Pose Type
- Balancing, Chest Openers, Standing Poses