This is the hand balancing asana named for measuring scales. Come into padmasana and breathe easily. Then place both hands on either side of the body. As you exhale, push through the hands with palms flat on the floor. Contract your abdominal muscles until you lift the legs and buttocks off the floor. Balance here for thirty seconds breathing easily. Then inhale and lower back down and relax.
Precaution: Shoulder or wrist injuries. Ankle injury Knee injury. Tight hips or thighs.
Benefits: Strengthens the wrists, arms, and abdomen.