Tadasana Yoga Pose, also known as Moutain Pose is often the starting point for standing yoga poses. Because you will come across this pose several times in most yoga classes and because of the many benefits of Tadasana Yoga Pose it is important to understand the details of the pose.
Benefits of Tadasana Yoga Pose
- Improves posture
- Strengthens ankles, knees, glutes, thighs, and core muscles
Contraindications of Tadasana Yoga Pose
There are many contraindications (including pregnancy) for yoga poses, which is why consulting your doctor before practicing yoga is essential. You should also have a certified yoga teacher that learn and practice under in person. These poses are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
- Low blood pressure
How to do Tadasana
- Stand with your feet together. Your big toes should be touching and your inner heels slightly parted. Lift your toes, spread them if you can, and place them back onto the earth. Feel the four corners of your feet pressing firmly into the ground.
- Lift your kneecaps and engage your quadriceps muscles.
- Stand tall, bringing your shoulders back and down. Feel the energy move from the ground up to the crown of your head.
- Arms are active down by your sides with palms facing forward or towards your legs.
Ways to Modify Tadasana
- Do Tadasana with your back against the wall to check your posture.
- To challenge your balance, you can try closing your eyes. This is harder than you would think!
- Widen your stance to 3 to 5 inches apart if you are struggling with your balance in this pose.
Tadasana is an important pose. It might look as if you are just standing there, but as you can see, it’s much more than that. This would be a great prep pose for Standing Bow Pose. Check out Standing Bow Pose Ultimate Guide to get all the details on this pose that exudes strength and beauty.