Dandasana (Staff) – Overview
- Features: Dandasana (Staff / Stick), and related poses such as Padangustha Dandasana (Staff Hand To Big Toe) and Urdhva Hasta Dandasana (Staff Pose Raised Open Hands)
- Objective: Become knowledgeable about the pose and review detailed teaching considerations.
- Description: Explain the Sanskrit naming; contraindications and cautions; associated benefits and typical effects; instructions and cues for setting up and practicing the pose; variations to meet particular intentions and needs; and more teaching considerations.
“danda” = staff or stick
Also known as: Stick Pose
Heart of Pose
- Forward Bend
- Sometimes considered a seated version of (or comparable to) Tadasana (Mountain Pose).
- Often used to neutralize and/or assess change during and after other seated poses.
- Lengthening hamstrings beforehand makes it easier to sit upright in this pose.
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