Mountain Pose (Tadasana)

by | Jun 13, 2020 | Yoga Poses

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Reviewed by  Dr. Andrew Grover,  CPT

Benefits 

  • It tones the leg muscles, ends stiffness in legs and hips, remedies backache and sprains of the neck, develops the chest and strengthens the ankles. 

How to do 

  • Stand straight with both the legs together and hands beside the body 
  • Slowly raise the hands from sides and join both palms 
  • Interlink the fingers and change the position of the palms towards the sky 
  • Raise the chin, look at the hands and lift the heels up 
  • Stay in that posture comfortably 
  • Gradually and slowly come back to Sama Stithi and relax Reverse the movement. Do the same to the other side as well. 
  • Repeat  
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Tips 

  • If it isn’t possible to comfortably touch the floor with the bottom hand or fingertips, support the palm on a block. 
  • While bending forward do it slowly and gently so as not to lose balance. 
  • Keep your arms long and open your chest toward the wall in front of you. Maintain length through both sides of the waist.  

Warnings 

  • Avoid if you have any recent or chronic injury to the hips, back or shoulders. 
  • Always work within your own range of limits and abilities. If you have any medical concerns, consult with your doctor before practicing. 

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