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.
- Hold the pose for up to 30 seconds with normal breathing gazing at the interlocked hands.
- Hold the breath in the pose for a few seconds and come back to the initial position with an exhale (Repeat 10 times).
- Close the eyes and hold the position for 30 seconds breathing deeply.
- 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.