Lolasana (Swing or Pendant Pose)

English Name(s)
Lolasana
Swing Pose or Pendant Pose
Sanskrit
लोलासन / Lolāsana
Pronunciation
low-LA-suh-nuh
Meaning
Lol: “fickle, trembling or dangling”
āsana: “posture”

Physical Benefits

Lolasana (low-LA-suh-nuh) strengthens the arms, wrists and shoulders. It also strengthens the lower back, legs and the abdominal region. Lolasana generates control, coordination and dexterity. Regular practice of this asana will develop strong shoulders for inversions and deeper arm balances.

Energetic Benefits

This pose brings strength to the arms and develops concentration. Most arm balances bring joy to the practice. There is a tickle of laughter in trying to balance.

Contraindications

Avoid this pose if you have any hernia, wrist or shoulder injuries. Ladies who are menstruating or pregnant should avoid this pose.

Going into the Pose

Meera Watts
Meera Watts is a yoga teacher, entrepreneur, and mom. Her writing on yoga and holistic health has appeared in Elephant Journal, Yoganonymous, OMtimes, and others. She’s also the founder and owner of Siddhi Yoga International, a yoga teacher training school based in Singapore. Siddhi Yoga runs intensive, residential trainings in India (Rishikesh, Goa, and Dharamshala), Indonesia (Bali), and Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur).

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