Tolasana (Scale Pose)

Pure Hot Yoga Pose Benefits:

Strengthens the abdominal muscles and the arms

Pure Hot Yoga Step by Step:

1) From Lotus Pose, bring the hands to the floor on the outside of the thighs.
2) Inhale and press down into the palms as you engage the abdomen and lift the legs and buttocks off the floor.
3) Take several breaths and release.

Pure Hot Yoga Beginners:

Place a block under each hand before attempting to lift up.

Pure Hot Yoga Advanced:

Instead of beginning in Lotus, kneel with the right ankle crossed over the left. Lift the legs off the floor from this position, then repeat with the left ankle crossed over the right.