Mountain Pose

Tāḍāsana ताडासन

Mountain PoseTadasana
Mountain Pose, also known as Tadasana, is the foundation for all standing poses in Yoga. Even though this pose may seem simple, and it may appear that nothing is actually happening, practicing this pose offers a great challenge and a lot of benefits. The body is actually very engaged, particularly in your legs.  You can

Instructions for Mountain Pose

  1. Stand with your feet together, balancing your weight evenly between the front and back of your feet. Open your toes wide.
  2. Inhale and lengthen from the base of your feet to the crown of your head
  3. Strengthen through your legs by lifting through the arch of your foot, drawing up on your knee by engaging your quadricep and engaging your buttocks by tucking your tailbone gently
  4. Draw in slightly at your navel (firming the abdomen). Maintain a relaxed firmness that allows you to both keep the abdomen firm, yet allows you to breath fully and freely
  5. Open through your heart, gently drawing the shoulderblades together
  6. Lengthen through your arms, gently reaching your fingertips down toward the floor
  7. Keep your chin gently drawn in, so the neck is in line with the spine

Benefits of Mountain Pose

The benefits of Tadasana include:

  • Improved posture
  • Improved muscular strength in legs, ankles, buttocks and abdomen
  • Improved foot arch and reduced flat feet

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