Yoga Danda
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Yoga Danda
  • Exquisitely carved wood arm rest
  • Length : 48 Cm.
  • Can be unscrewed for traveling
  • Comfortable for resting armpit or forearm
  • Useful for effective japa meditation
  • Useful for freeing up air flow through nostrils
  • Aids in Detoxification
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In a normally healthy person, the flow in any one nostril is slightly restricted as compared to the flow in the other nostril. This unequal flow between nostrils is normal and alternates between the right and the left on its own every few hours.

However, sometimes one nostril gets exceedingly restricted and the flow is blocked if there is any disturbance in our mind-body complex. At this time, even the alteration in flow to the other nostril is delayed.

There are ways available to change the flow of breath between nostrils if you experience the need to do so.

This is specially required to practice alternate nostril breathing successfully - a very useful Pranayama breathing technique with powerful benefits

The Tool

The Yoga Danda or Yoga staff is an ancient device, which when supported under the armpits, provides the desired effect.

The Yoga Danda is a T-shaped wooden staff of about 2 feet in height. The horizontal member is bent in the shape of a ā€œUā€ with a smooth broad edge to provide a comfortable support to the armpit.

By using it appropriately, the flow in the nostrils can be regulated.
How to Use

Squat on the floor or be seated in any meditative posture such as Siddhasana or Padmasana with spine erect.

Support your torso on the Yoga Danda by resting your armpit on the U-shaped horizontal member of the staff. The Danda is to be placed under the side that has the open nostril. For example, if the flow is free on the right nostril, support your right armpit on the Yoga danda. After a few minutes, you will feel the flow of breath easier through the left nostril. Once this flow through the left nostril is achieved, the stick may be removed.

Use Of Yoga Danda

The Yoga Danda offers a convenient way to alter breath flow between nostrils. This helps in freeing up the breath flow and is especially useful in gaining the maximum out of Pranayama techniques, especially those requiring alternate nostril breathing, such as Nadi Shodhana Pranayama.

In fact, there is a whole branch of Yoga, called Svara Yoga that employs regulation of flow between nostrils to achieve optimum energy flows in our body with great results.

When pressed under the armpit, it aids in Detoxification. The area under the armpit is rich in lymph nodes where the absorption of toxins for excretion takes place. The lymph removes the toxins from the human body. Pressing the armpit stimulates the lymph flow which helps eliminate the toxins from our systems

In all, this is a handy tool to be had by a sincere yoga practitioner who wishes to harness the energy balancing power of yoga.

Using the Yoga Danda for Japa meditation
Some practitioners of Japa Meditation on mala beads rest the hands on the knees while turning the beads, so that the mala is allowed to rest on the floor. Others, bend their arm so that their hand is placed towards the heart while bead turning but this can be tiresome.

Often, many practitioners of japa meditation, prefer to support their forearm on the Yoga Danda, so that they can practice japa without discomfort.

In this case, the danda is placed in front of the seated body and the hand supported on it. The mala is allowed to fall freely from this raised position that facilitates turning of the beads for japa.

Using the Yoga Danda for Japa meditation
" The Danda I ordered came very quickly, packaged very well and far exceeded my expectations. It is very well made and quite beautiful, as well as fully functional. "
D.Esposito,Montgomery, IL
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Latest Reviews (Total 57 Reviews)


"the yoga danda alignment is not proper. The top part, i.e the rest place for the arm is bent,the curve is more toward the right. I wish i could exchange it for a better one that is balanced. THIS is the second one i had ordered. The first one that i recieved was perfect.That is the reason i had ordered for another. But was dissapointing. I wish i could exchange. "

13 Jun,2016

from Bangalore , India


"All arrived fast. Five stars (highest rating) for both the sales transaction and the products. A very good company, good prices and quality care of customers. Thank you! "

13 Jun,2016

from Chicago , United States


"We purchased two Yoga Dandas for our sadhana in January 2016. They arrived within a week, in excellent condition. They were very well packed for the long journey from India. The Yoga Danda is a high quality beautiful piece of carved timberwork. If you want to help yourself in your pranayama and japa practice, by using the Danda as an arm support, as well as for the advertised use of clearing the nostrils when doing alternate nostril breathing, then we can highly recommend the Yoga Danda from Health and Yoga. If you want to do extended periods of pranayama, then you can also use the Danda to rest you arm on. This is done by placing the base of the Danda within your folded legs, and at an angle to suit your body`s trunk height. Note: We have no association with H&Y but we are simply happy customers. "

18 Feb,2016

from Sydney , Australia
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