Yoga for Beginners Intro – Part 8 of 20

Mountain Pose
Sanskrit Name: Tadasana
Tada = mountain
Asana = posture

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Yoga for Beginners Intro – Part 8: Mountain Pose

Sanskrit Name: Tadasana
Tada = mountain
Asana = posture

Benefits:

  • Creates an even, neutral alignment in the whole body
  • Teaches how to stand correctly
  • Improves posture and balance
  • Cultivates body awareness and brings a sense of mental calm
  • Grounding and centering
  • A resting posture in between other standing postures to bring the breath and rate back to normal
  • The foundation and reference point for all other postures

Points:

  • Feet can be together or separated hip distance apart
  • Stand erect; as tall as you are; balanced and stable from left to right and front to back
  • Stand still in a state of relaxed, calm attention
  • The energy moves down through the legs and up through the spine in two dynamically opposite directions

Overhead Stretch

Sanskrit Name: Parvatanasana
Parvata = mountain or hill

Benefits:

  • Stretches the whole body especially both sides of the torso
  • Releases tension in the shoulders, neck and spine
  • Calms the mind

Points:

  • Feet together
  • Move slow with steady awareness
  • Link movement with breath
  • Enjoy slowing down and just focusing on one thing

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