Balancing Table Pose | Dandayamana Bharmanasana | How to do balancing table pose | benefits of balancing table pose

About Balancing Table Pose | Dandayamana Bharmanasana

Balancing Table Pose or Dandayamana Bharmanasana derived from the Sanskrit word. In Sanskrit, ‘danda’ = ‘stick or staff,‘ ‘Yamana’ = ‘balancing or maintaining,’ ‘Bharma’ = ‘a board for holding our table.’ Thus in English, it is called Balancing Table Pose, where the back represents the strong table top, and also the spine represents a stick that is firm and strong. The knees and arms represent the foot of the table.

The yoga pose is easy but tricky too. Easy, because it is done on all fours and acts as the base yoga pose said to be for the beginners and delicate, because it requires excellent balancing skills while ensuring the alignment of the body is perfect

Here in this article, we have described step by step method to do the balancing table pose yoga.

How to do balancing table pose

  1. On your hands and knees in Table pose, i.e., place your palms and knees on the floor just like a table
  2. Now inhale and take the right leg up parallel to the floor, reaching the toes towards the back wall.
  3. Starring at a point between the palms, slowly inhale and take the left arm up parallel to the floor, reaching the fingers towards the front wall.
  4. Breathe and hold the breath for 3 – 4 breaths.
  5. To release: slowly exhale and bring the left arm down, and then lower the knee down, back into table position.
  6. Repeat the same on the other side

Benefits of balancing table pose

Dandayamana Bharmanasana is a foundation yoga pose for many balancing floor postures. It is undoubtedly all about balancing and concentration. Thus it has many different asanas to attain balance in our lifestyle. BALANCING TABLE POSE  {Dandayamana Bharmanasana} being one of the basic pose perfectly suitable for the beginners. It provides stability to the body this pose improves balance, enhance the memory, and give focus and coordination to your mind. This posture builds core body strength and lengthens the spine 

This pose Stretches and strengthens the following body parts

  • Gluteus Maximus
  • Hamstrings Yoga Sequence for Hamstrings
  • Quadriceps
  • Calves
  • Triceps and Biceps
  • Core muscles

Balancing Table Pose Contraindications

 A few points to keep in mind during the practice of Balancing Table Pose are given below:

  • With any injury to the knee, shoulders, or the hips, the practice of this yoga pose should be avoided.
  • Avoid the practice of Balancing Table Pose if one is suffering from spondylitis, as the neck is under pressure during the practice of this yoga pose.
  • Not to be done at the final stages of pregnancy without guidance and support. Prenatal Yoga Sequence Third Trimester
  • Using blankets for the knees is a good option for those starting with this practice.

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