Standing Seal Pose | Dwikonasana | How to do standing Seal Pose and it’s Benefits

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About Standing Seal Pose

Standing seal pose yoga is the English name of Dwikonasana commonly known by many yogis. It is a Sanskrit word where Dwi means two, kon means angle, and asana means pose. So in all the Dwikonasana refer to a pose with two aspects or say two angled posture. The Yoga Pose usually taught in yoga classes. Thus it may feel challenging at first, but after being habitual, it is generally suitable for everyone.

How to do Standing  Seal  pose

  1. While entering into the pose stay in the mountain pose and step 3-4 feet apart.
  2. While inhaling take your arms behind yourself and intertwine the fingers together. Bring the shoulder blades towards each other and slowly lift the chest and look up towards the ceiling.
  3. With exhaling hinge at your hips while coming forward with the chest, take your arms up to a forward. Keep your head relax while it hangs from the neck.
  4. Keep your arms and legs straight and clam. If you feel excess weight back in the part of the heel, try to slide your weight slightly forward.
  5. Now take a deep breath and seek to hold the breath 4-8 breaths according to your capability.
  6. Soon to release or to make an exit from the pose, keep the shoulder blades squeezed together with that inhale and raise your back upwards slowly. Taking a deep breath straight into the belly and chest. Exhale the breath and release the arms.

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Benefits of Dwikonasana

Many people around the world widely perform this yoga pose. This pose provides many benefits to an individual to lead a healthy and beautiful life. This pose improves mental functions and also helps to strengthen them. It harmonizes the connection between the heart and mind for better working of the body and mind with proper coordination. This asana helps in opening up the shoulders and give an excellent stretch to the back and legs.


Precautions are always better than cure wisely said by our elders; it is still a better way to be aware of the pro and cons of any asana before performing it. It is suggested not to play the pose if you are entertaining unmedicated high or low blood pressure. People having any recent or chronic injury to the legs, back, neck or shoulders are also suggested not to attempt this pose and still if one needs to perform the pose anyhow for this case ask your doctor or an expert to guide you in your concern.

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