Tadasana

Sanskrit: Tadasana (tah-DAHS-anna)

English Translation: Mountain Pose

‘Tada’- Mountain or Upright

‘Asana’- Posture

 

 

Drishti (gaze): tip of the nose, or softly straight ahead


Tadasana is the starting point for many standing asanas, and sets the groundwork in alignment for all standing postures. Symbolically, mountains are a reminder of power and strength. At times, obstacles appear to be ‘mountainous’, but we have the power to overcome any obstacle, by remaining strong like a mountain.

Ground evenly through the four corners of both feet. Pull up on your kneecaps to engage your quadriceps.  Maintain a tight core.  Stack your hips over your ankles and your shoulders over your hips.  Soften your shoulders away from your ears.