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Other Names

Weighing Scale Pose, Wighing Scale Lotus pose, Weigh Scale Posture, Tolangula Asana, Tolangul Asan, Tolangula-padmasana


When this asana is performed, the body takes the shape of scales. So it is called Tolangulasana. This has come through tradition. In its final position the whole body is balanced on closed fists.

How to reach the stretch

  • Sit in Padmasana .
  • Take support of the elbows to lie down on the back.
  • Lie down on the bank.
  • Raise the foot-lock slightly towards the stomach so that your buttocks may be raised. Place both the closed fists under the buttocks. Elbows should touch the ground.
  • Now raise foot-lock as well as head and back and balance your whole body on the fists. (Elbows should be up from the around).
  • While returning back to the original position takes your weight on both the elbows first. Slowly bring back and head back to the ground.

How to release the stretch

    Hold the position for a while and then remove the fists from under the buttock and come to original position.


  • It stimulates blood circulation in the muscles and the nerves of the arms and the hands which are incidentally toned up and strengthened.
  • It strengthens and enlarges the rib-box.
  • It increases the elasticity of the spine and tones up the nervous system.
  • It cures diseases such as constipation, dysentery, asthma, tuberculosis and diabetes.
  • The abdominal tension pushes down all fecal matter to the end of the passage of the colon.
  • The constant practice of this asana improves the functioning of the sound box and brings melody to the voice. It improves the eyesight.


    Those who are suffering from pain in spine or neck, or having complaint of ulcer in stomach should not practice it.

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