Mountain Pose

    Tadasana

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    Tada means mountain and Tadasana has you mimic a mountain by standing tall and steady. It is the foundation for all the standing postures and improves posture, balance, stability and groundedness.

    It might look like you are just standing there but it is an active pose and promotes the experience of stillness and strength.

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    Since this pose is the basic foundation for all standing poses it’s important to understand its subtle alignment points which are indicated in the picture.

    It might seem like you are just standing there, but bringing the body into alignment is not easy! The alignment for Tadasana carries into many of the standing and inverted poses.

    DO

    • Be firm and tall as a mountain.
    •  Stand with your weight equally distributed on both feet.

    DON’T

    • Protrude your buttock.
    • Hold your breath.

    BENEFITS

    • Teaches you to stand correctly
    • Keeps the back straight and strong
    • Makes the mind alert

    Use the guidelines of alignment in Tadasana to improve your overall posture. Learn the art of standing correctly to get rid of the many posture related ailments like back pain, neck pain etc.

    Stand tall and be as firm as a mountain!

    Namaste!

    Neelanjana Bharadwaj – Yoga Expert