Kashtha Takshanasana (tree cutters pose) is a dynamic posture which is modeled after the action of a tree cutter.
Manipura chakra, the solar plexus, is the core energetic focus within this posture. With the constriction of the abdominal region and the overall toning of the spinal column isolates the energy of the luminous body towards manipura. Once active, manipura becomes a conduit for creativity and vitality. It is also linked to the visceral organs.
Anatomically this posture loosens the pelvic area including the hips, thighs, and groins. It can therefore be used therapeutically during the first trimester of pregnancy or prior to conception. Stability in this posture is derived from the abdomen, thighs, and lower legs which together are strengthened within this posture. Additional the shoulders and upper back are stretched and strengthened.