Dandasana (Staff) – Overview

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  • Dandasana (Staff)
  • Related poses such as Padangustha Dandasana and Urdhva Hasta Dandasana

Sanskrit & Naming

  • Dandasana


“danda” = staff or stick

Staff Pose

Also known as: Stick Pose

Heart of Pose

  • Stabilizing
  • Neutralizing
  • 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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