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If getting toned arms has been a struggle for you, try tulasana for guaranteed results

Updated on:11 March 2021, 12:41pm IST
Arm strength doesn't just a plus in the gym, but helps in doing daily chores. That’s why it’s a good idea to learn the tulasana aka the scale pose.
Nikita Bhardwaj
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Get toned arms with tulasana. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Have you tried all kinds of exercises, but are still unable to get those chiseled arms? Well, we totally feel you sister, and that’s why our advice to you is to try yoga instead of lifting those heavy duty dumbbells. If you want to tone your arms, this yoga asana will help you. Ladies, it’s time to bid adieu to flabby arms with tulasana aka scale pose.

Tulasana is one of the most important asanas in yoga. It is a combination of two words, where tula means balance and asana means pose. With many health benefits, tulasana is an advanced version of the lotus pose, it is also called the raised lotus pose or elevated lotus pose.

But before we tell you all the amazing benefits of doing tulasana, we want to share with you how to do it. We have with us yoga guru, Grand Master Akshar who will tell us how to do this the right way!

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Here’s how you can do a tulasana correctly
  • Sit down on your yoga mat in padmasana (the lotus pose).
  • Relax your hands and place them alongside your hip area.
  • Now, press both palms on the floor 
  • Keep your hands straight. 
  • Exhale and try to lift your upper body.
  • Balance your body’s weight on both your hands.
  • Try to be in this position as much as you can. Beginners can stay in this position for 10 to 20 seconds.
  • To navigate out from this position, slowly inhale and exhale back to the starting position.
  • Straighten out your legs and relax.
Now let’s reveal how beneficial this yoga pose is for you 
  • Tulasana strengthens the shoulders, arms, chest and stomach.
  • Improves the blood flow in this area and keeps your muscle toned and strength.
  • Tulasana will help reduce pain, and prevent the risk of injury in the shoulder, arms, chest and stomach.
  • Tulasana helps to reduce belly fat.
  • Tulasana tones the triceps and biceps.
  • Tulasana improves digestive health such as constipation, improper bowel movement and promotes the production of digestive juice and enzymes. 
  • Tulasana strengthens ankles, hip, knee and thigh muscles.
  • Tulasana increases the focus of mind and concentration.
  • Helps to promote the blood flow to the brain. 
  • Tulasana helps to stimulate the reproductive organs.
  • Helps to improve the strength of the hips, calf and thigh muscles.

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Please avoid this pose if you have any of the following conditions
  • Please avoid if you are suffering from severe back injury, hip injury, ankle injury and knee injury, if you have had any recent back or waist surgery, or spinal column ailments on the lower vertebrae.
  •  Those who are suffering from high or low blood pressure should not do this asana without any supervision. 
  • If you are suffering from a severe headache, please avoid this asana.  Those suffering from any form of hernia should avoid this practice.
  • This pose is not recommended for those who are not comfortable with padmasana.
  • If you have a shoulder, wrist, ankle, or knee injury, be cautious before doing this asana.

So, you see you can totally lose all the stubborn fat from your arms and flaunt them your way. All thanks to yoga.

Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.