Talasana ~ the palm pose
Stand erect with feet together or apart. Keep hands parallel to the sides, chest forward, neck straight, abdomen and chin in. Slowly raise one arm to vertical position and simultaneously rise on the toes and inhale. Breathe in deep and stretch to the maximum. Gradually return to normal. Repeat with the other hand.
The second type of Talasana involves the raising of both arms together.
Time: 10 secs for each round
Value: It aims at increasing a person’s height as it aims at stretching the thorax and the lower abdomen by a combination of anterior, posterior, and lateral skeleton movements when one is growing up and even upto some years after one has reached maturity.
The palm tree pose activates the first chakra, Muladhara, which is located at the base of the spine and is represented with the color red. This chakra directly affects the endocrine system, particularly the ovaries and prostate gland, as well as stimulating the reproductive organs, the rectum and the anus. It’s related to the ability to let go or get rid of the unwanted or unnecessary and is the source of abundant energy.
This energizing pose develops physical and mental balance, stretches and loosens the spine and clears blockage of the spinal nerves, as well as toning the rectos-abdominal muscles. It also stretches and strengthens the thighs, calves, ankles and feet while releasing bound up energy from key places like the ankles, under the arms, hands and fingers, spine and waist.