Tadasana or the mountain pose comes under the standing postures are the most fundamental class of all asanas because they create the foundation for your practice by laying the groundwork for the more advanced postures.
They help you increase power, strength, and stability in the legs. In addition, they aid in proper digestion, circulation, mobility, and spatial awareness. During a series of standing postures, the heart and lungs actively detox the blood.
Tadasana Steps –
For Beginners –
1. Stand up straight, focusing on a spot in front of you for balance. Breathe slowly from your abdomen.
2. Lift your left foot and place it against your right thigh. Point your left knee outwards.
3. When you feel secure in your balance, release the hold on your foot and place your hands in prayer position in front of your chest. Keep up the rhythmical breathing.
4. With an inhalation, slowly lift your arms. Hold the pose for up to 1 minute. Release, then repeat on the other side.
5. Practise another standing asana or go directly to Final relaxation.
For Intermediate and Advanced –
6. Stand up straight, focusing on a spot in front of you to help you keep your balance. Lift your left foot and place it on top of your right thigh in Half lotus.
7. Release your hold on your foot and take your arms alongside your body. Press firmly into the foot of the standing leg.
8. Slowly lift your arms. Hold for up to 1 minute, breathing rhythmically, then release and repeat on the other side.
9. Practice another standing asana or go directly to Final relaxation.
Tadasana Benefits –
Physical Benefits –
- Aligns the spine.
- Tones the abdominal muscles and buttocks.
- Opens the chest.
- Improves posture.
- Strengthens the arches, ankles, knees, and thighs.
Mental Benefits –
- Improves focus.
- Develops willpower.
- Reduces mild anxiety.