Talasana- Palm Tree Posture – Raised Hands Posture

By Prana Yoga | In All Yoga Postures, Standing Balancing, Standing Postures | on June 19, 2014

Tala – Palm Tree.



  • Start with feet hip width apart, and your arms by the sides of your body.
  • Interlock your fingers, turn the palms away. Bring the back of the hands to the top of the head with the elbows pointing out to the sides.
  • Fix your gaze at a point slightly above the level of your head.
  • Inhale and stretch the hands upwards, lifting the sternum and opening the chest. Raise the heels coming up on the toes.
  • Try to maintain the balance. Stay in the posture for about 30 seconds breathing normally.

Variation 1:

  • Hold the pose  for up to 30 seconds with normal breathing gazing at the interlocked hands.

Variation 2:

  • Hold the breath in the pose for a few seconds and come back to the initial position with an exhale (Repeat 10 times).

Variation 3:

  • Close the eyes and hold the position for 30 seconds breathing deeply.

Variation 4:

  • While balancing on the toes, lift one leg, and extend it either forward or backwards. Repeat with the other leg. Practice 10 times.


  • Develops physical and mental balance.
  • The entire spine is stretched and loosened, helping to clear up congestion of the spinal nerves at the point where they emerge from the spinal column.
  • It stretches the rectus abdomini muscles and the intestines.
  • Good during the first six months of pregnancy to keep the abdominal muscles and nerves toned.