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:
You’ve recently had surgery
BENEFITS OF STAFF POSE (DANDASANA)
Improves your posture
Strengthens your core muscles, legs and arms
Increases energy and boosts confidence
HOW TO PRACTICE STAFF POSE (DANDASANA) IN 3 EASY STEPS
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.
Place your hands on the floor next to your hips. Keep your arms straight.
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.
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