In Sanskrit “Lola” means “Swinging” and “Asana” means “Posture”. The English name of the asana is “Swinging Pose”.
Position : Sitting
Type : Locking pose
Spiritual Awareness : Balancing influence on all the chakras with mental relaxation with a special mention to Anahat Chakra.
Physical Awareness : Spine, knees, shoulders, abdomen, ankles, arms, and on the whole body. Awareness in normal breathing and swinging movement
Dosha Suitability : Best advisable for Vata, whereas Pita and Kapha can also benefit.
Introducery Asanas : Garudasana, Adho Mukha Svanasana, Gomukhasana, Bakasana
- Sit in Padmasana. Place the palms on the floor beside the thighs.
- Breathe in deeply. Raise the whole body from the floor, balancing only on the hands.
- Holding the breath, swing the body backward and forward between the arms.
- Exhale and lower the buttocks and legs to the ground.
- Rest the pose with the legs crossed the other way.
- Practice 3-5 rounds.
Follow-up Asanas: It is best suggested as a preparatory posture for meditation. Chaturanga Dandasana, Adho Mukha Svanasana.
Spotlight Effects: Spine, knees, shoulders, abdomen, ankles, arms with body and mind relaxation.
The arms, wrists, shoulders and abdominal muscles are strengthened and the chest is opened. It generates control, coordination and dexterity. It is an excellent preparatory practice for tadan kriya.
- Maintains both physical and mental balance.
- Helps with concentration and coordination.
Precautions and Contraindications:
To master Padmasana before attempting this pose. People with serious ankle, knee, hips, spinal or lower back injuries should not attempt this asana.