Staff Pose (Dandasana in Sanskrit) is like the seated version of Mountain Pose- it is a foundational asana that most other seated postures originate from.
This posture is actually the very first seated posture of the Ashtanga Primary Series.
A deceptively simple pose of making an L-shape with the body, there is more going on than one thinks when one performs Staff Pose.
For many, Staff Pose is a good introduction to the concept of the bandhas (energetic locks). The body position of this posture perfectly emphasizes mula (root), uddiyana (navel), and jalandhara (throat) locks to seal your energy within your body.
It can be more powerful than it looks!