Staff Pose: Seat Yourself the Yoga Way for Health Benefits!

By HealthSignz | Published: October 8th, 2017

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Build a foundation for all seated asanas by incorporating Staff Pose or Dandasana in your daily Yoga routine


Dandasana derives its name from Sanskrit where ‘Danda’ means Staff and ‘Asana’ means seat or pose. Known to be the structural basis for all the seated poses, this is a must for beginners.


Body Parts at Work

This pose in its full expression puts the shoulders and chest at work.


Psychological Benefits

Calms the brain, improves focus and concentration, and relieves mild depression.



  • Regular practice improves posture and perfects body alignment
  • Relieves back pain
  • Strengthens upper back, chest, and abdomen
  • Therapeutic for sciatica and asthma


To reap ultimate benefits from this pose, always practice under the guidance of a certified Yoga Practitioner. However, avoid if you have wrist or low back injury.

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