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Hinduism - What Is Dandasana?

(“staff-posture”) One of the sitting postures (asana) mentioned in the Yoga Sutras' commentaries (aphorisms on yoga). 

The arms are straight with the palms flat on the ground and facing forward, while the legs are extended with the big toes, ankles, and knees contacting one another in this posture. 

Dandavat ("stick-like") is a word that means "stick-like." Pranam is a kind of respectful salutation in which the individual falls down on the ground with arms outstretched (thus the resemblance to a stick). 

Because one's whole body is in touch with the earth, this is the most reverent of all greets. 

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Yoga Asanas For Stress Relief - Dandasana - Staff Pose

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Dandasana - All of the sitting forward bends and twists begin with this asana. 

It has a number of beneficial benefits, the most significant of which is improved posture. 

  • Dandasana is beneficial to people who work in sedentary jobs since it helps you to sit straight with a completely upright spine. 
  • This posture massages and stimulates the stomach and pelvic organs when practiced regularly. 


  • The folded blanket beneath the buttocks aids in the acute extension of the lower spine, releasing the hamstrings, while the two blocks under the hands aid in thoracic extension. 


• Improves digestion

• Tonifies the kidneys 

• Aids in the prevention of sciatica 

• Stretches and stimulates the leg muscles 

• Prevents weary feet by stretching the foot muscles 


  • Practice the asana with your back supported by a wall if you have asthma, bronchitis, dyspnea, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcers, or bulimia, or if you are suffering premenstrual stress. 
  • During menstruation, practice against a wall. 


 1. Sit with your spine upright and knees bent on a folded blanket.


  • Place the blocks on each side of your hips, on their wide sides. 
  • Place your hands on the blocks after that. 
  •  Sit on the backs of your buttocks. 


2. Straighten each leg and connect the inner sides of your legs and feet, one at a time.


  • Stretch your knees and toes while lengthening your leg muscles. 

  • Maintain a straight line with your knees. 

  • Stretch your elbows and arms while pressing your palms down on the blocks. 


3. Lift your abdomen to relieve stress in your diaphragm.


  • For 1 minute, stay in this position. 

  •  Beginners should separate their feet slightly and maintain the position for no more than 30 seconds.

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