Staff Pose (Dandasana) – Learn How To Practice This Asana In 3 Easy Steps | Yoga With Nutan



STAFF POSE


Sanskrit Name – Dandasana

Sanskrit Name Meaning – Danda – Staff, Asana - Pose

Type of Asana – Seated Yoga Pose

Target Areas – Upper Body


WHAT IS STAFF POSE (DANDASANA)?


Staff Pose (Dandasana) is a foundational seated yoga pose that helps with alignment and improves your balance and posture.


DO NOT PRACTICE STAFF POSE (DANDASANA) IF:

  1. You’ve recently had surgery


BENEFITS OF STAFF POSE (DANDASANA)

  1. Improves your posture

  2. Strengthens your core muscles, legs and arms

  3. Increases energy and boosts confidence


HOW TO PRACTICE STAFF POSE (DANDASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS

  1. Start by sitting on the floor and extending your legs straight out in front of you. Flex your toes, sit up straight with your chest open and shoulders back.

  2. Place your hands on the floor next to your hips. Keep your arms straight.

  3. To exit the pose, release your arms and shake your legs out.


STAFF POSE (DANDASANA) VARIATION – USE A CHAIR


Practice this pose whilst sitting on a chair. Raise your legs off the ground and keep them out straight. Hold on to the side of the chair and keep your back straight against the seat.



PREPARATORY POSES


Downward Facing Dog Pose - Adho Mukha Svanasana


Standing Forward Bend – Uttanasana


Tadasana – Mountain Pose


FOLLOW UP POSES


Seated Forward Bend - Paschimottanasana


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