Sanskrit: Tadasana (tah-DAHS-anna)
English Translation: Mountain Pose
‘Tada’- Mountain or Upright
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.