Palm Tree Pose | A Powerful Stretch to Detox and Stimulate Digestion

A lot of us neglect the importance of fostering balance between the mind and body. Certain yoga poses, such as the Palm Tree Pose, can help us achieve this balance and improve our strength and flexibility. When practiced consistently, palm tree pose can promote overall well-being and help us live an improved, happier life.

Palm Tree Pose (Talasana)

Give your arms, chest, abdominal muscles, spine and legs a good stretch by practicing the palm tree pose, also known as Tadasana. A good beginner pose for yogis of any age and level, palm tree pose promotes balance both physically and mentally.

Derived from the Sanskrit words ‘Tada,’ which means palm tree or mountain, and ‘Asana,’ which means pose or posture, Tadasana can be performed in a standing position or a Supine position.

Palm Tree Pose Directions:

The following steps will help you feel the stretch and enable you to perform the palm tree pose with ease and comfort.

Steps to follow:

  • Stand tall on your mat with your feet a few inches apart and keep your back straight with your arms by your sides. Your shoulders should be relaxed.
  • Take a couple of breaths and shift your gaze to look straight ahead and maintain this focus at a fixed point on your mat or in the room.
  • Inhale deeply and raise your arms up while simultaneously raising your heels. Your balance will shift to your toes.
  • Ensure that your raised arms gently graze your ears with palms facing upwards and your fingers pointing towards the ceiling. Your shoulders should be down and relaxed.
  • Stretch your body completely while in this position and stay for as long as you comfortably can or at least 20 seconds.
  • Slowly return to the starting position and repeat this pose a couple of times. Make sure to keep your gaze focused throughout the pose.

Benefits of Palm Tree Pose:

Palm tree pose comes with multiple benefits for the body. While stretching is an important activity to engage in pre- and post-workout, practicing this pose regularly can induce relaxation and promote physical and mental balance.

Added benefits of palm tree pose include:

  • Improved mobility of the shoulders
  • Increased blood circulation
  • Promotes digestive function
  • Detoxes the body
  • Decongests the spinal nerves
  • Nervous system stimulation
  • Promotes clear breathing from the diaphragm
  • Safe for pregnant women

Palm Tree Pose Precautions:

Like many forms of exercise, it is important to take certain precautions to ensure that this practice is right for you, especially if you are recovering from an injury or suffer from any chronic illness.

It is recommended to avoid practicing the palm tree pose under the following conditions:

  • Vertigo
  • Severe cardiac problems
  • Acute deep vein thrombosis
  • Acute calf muscle pain

Quick FAQs

1. How can one practice palm tree pose?

By following the directions mentioned in the article, you will be able to safely perform the palm tree pose to boost your overall well-being.

Updated by Siya Rajan on 06/09/2018

The content of this Website is for is for informational purposes only, is general in nature and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, and does not constitute professional advice. The information on this Website should not be considered as complete and does not cover all diseases, ailments, physical conditions, or their treatment. You should consult with your physician before beginning any exercise, weight loss, or health care program and/or any of the beauty treatments.


S. (2018, May 30). Tadasana {Palm Tree Pose}-Steps And Benefits. Retrieved from

Tadasana – The Palm Tree Pose. (2017, October 25). Retrieved from

Courtesy The Yoga Institute, Santacruz (E), Mumbai