welcome to socialadvicers. We are going to learn about ‘Tadasana’ which is also called as ‘Mountain pose’. How to do tadasana, its steps how to do it and the benefits of tadasana.
TADASANA (Mountain pose)
WHAT IS TADASANA?
Tadasana is the foundational pose for all standing yoga postures. It is the pose from which every other standing pose in your practice is born. Its name comes from the Sanskrit word “tada” means “mountain” and “asana” means “pose”.
It is an active pose that helps improve posture, balance, and calm focus. You apply this pose every time you do a standing yoga pose. so, its important to learn how to do it correctly. It will be easier to gain and maintain the alignment if you once understand the proper form of this asana.
HOW TO DO TADASANA?:
Before starting this asana you must first warm up your body. Warming up your body before starting any asana will help you to stretch easily and do asana perfectly. Follow the asana observing the image below.
- Improves posture.
- Strengthens legs, buttocks, lower abdomen, shoulders, neck, thighs, knees, and ankles.
- Firms abdomen and buttocks.
- Relieves sciatica.
- Reduces flat feet.
- Relieves mild depression.
- Relieves muscle tension and painful joints.
- Creates space in the spinal column.
Do not practice this tadasana(mountain) pose if you are currently experiencing headaches, insomnia, low blood pressure, or if you are dizzy.
- From a standing position, bring the feet together or hip width apart, parallel. Lift up the toes, spread them wide and place them back on the floor. Feel your weight evenly balanced through the bottom of each foot, not leaning forward or back.
- Pull up the knee caps, squeeze the thighs and tuck the tailbone slightly under. Feel the hips aligned directly over the ankles. The legs are straight, but the knees are not locked back.
- Inhale and lift out of the waist, pressing the crown of the head up towards the ceiling, feeling the spine long and straight.
- Exhale and drop the shoulders down and back as you reach the finger tips towards the floor. Gently press the chest towards the front of the room.
- Continuing to reach out through the fingers, inhale the arms up, turning the palms shoulder height, bringing the arms into a H position.
- Exhale relax the shoulders down from the ears while still reaching the crown and fingers up.
- Breathe and hold for 4-8 breaths.
- To release exhale the arms down to your sides or bring the palms together in front of your chest.
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