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Tadasana (Mountain Pose) – How To Do It Right

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Stand erect with feet together, heels and big toes touching each other. Tighten knees, contract hips and pull up muscles at the back of the thighs. Keep the stomach in, chest forward, spine stretched up and neck straight. You can either stretch the arms over the head or keep them stretched by the side of the thighs. This improves flexibility, respiration and circulation.

Tadasana Urdhva Hastasana is the foundation for all of the standing asanas and improves posture, stability and confidence.

Steps To Perform Tadasana

  • Stand erect with your feet together, the heels and big toes touching each other.
  • Tighten the knees, contract the hips and pull up the muscles at the back of the thighs.
  • Keep the stomach in, chest forward, spine stretched up and the neck straight.
  • You can either stretch the arms over the head or keep them stretched by the side of the thighs.

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Tips To Remember

  • Distribute the weight of the body evenly on the heels and the toes.
  • Do not perform this pose if you experience dizziness.

Benefits Of Tadasana

Contraindications

Those suffering from recent or chronic injury to the shoulders and/or have low blood pressure should avoid performing this asana.

Swati Chitalia

Swati Chitalia has been counselling on holistic yoga for the past 17 years. She is a certified Yoga teacher from The Yoga Institute, Mumbai, the oldest organized yoga center in the world. She holds top honours in Yoga Philosophy discipline from Mumbai University. Swati enjoys embroidery, travel and cooking healthy and tasty food.

Swati Chitalia

Swati Chitalia has been counselling on holistic yoga for the past 17 years. She is a certified Yoga teacher from The Yoga Institute, Mumbai, the oldest organized yoga center in the world. She holds top honours in Yoga Philosophy discipline from Mumbai University. Swati enjoys embroidery, travel and cooking healthy and tasty food.

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