In Sanskrit, TALA means tree or palmer.
In the modern times, people do not pay sufficient attention to the way they stand. They either place most of their bodily weight on one foot only, or on the heels, or on the inner or outer side of the soles.
Owing to these incorrect ways of standing, the spine has to suffer, and there are different deformations that may affect the elasticity and correct position of the spine.
This asana helps us be aware of our bodily position and assume the correct one.
The physical body becomes well built and wonderfully proportioned; the healing magnetism of the palms is enhanced.
If this asana is practiced during adolescence, one may gain considerable height.
The practice of this asana is recommended to pregnant women, owing to its invigorating effects and to the fact that it brings extra energy to the practitioner.
Talasana is also beneficial in cases of neuralgia and for those people who are hypersensitive to cold.