Yoga Mountain Pose - Tadasana
About Yoga Mountain Pose
The mountain pose is classified as a standing yoga asana which is popularly used to obtain focus and mental clarity. It is also used as a way to focus on pranayana (deep breathing techniques). Many yoga instructors incorporate the yoga mountain pose into the beginning, middle and end of their routines, especially if the routine is challenging and intense. The mountain pose acts as a cool down asana, which helps yoga followers to align their posture, regain their concentration and focus on breathing deeply. The adho mukha svanasana and uttanasana can be performed as preparatory poses to warm up the muscles before the mountain pose is attempted.
Step By Step Instructions
Follow these simple guidelines to perform the yoga mountain pose!
- Position yourself on the yoga mat in a standing position with your feet spread hip width apart.
- Shift your heels outwards and allow your body weight to be evenly supported by both feet.
- Let your arms hang loosely at the side of your body with the palms facing your body.
- Bring your ribs inwards towards your stomach, and focus on your deep breathing as you keep your neck aligned with your back.
- Allow yourself to fall into a comfortable and relaxed breathing pattern. Focus on one spot in front of you and just stand in this relaxed position for a long as you wish to.
Practicing the mountain pose can help you obtain numerous health benefits!
- Therapeutic for sciatica and flat feet.
- Stretches and strengthens the ankles, knees and thighs.
- A great posture for toning and shaping the buttocks and abdominal muscles.
- Improves your posture.
Things to Remember!
Individuals with insomnia, headache and low blood pressure problems should refrain from practicing the yoga mountain pose unless they are under the supervision of a qualified yoga teacher.