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Yoga Exercise - Mountain Pose (Tadasana)

In many series of Yoga Exercises, Tadasana is a position used at the beginning and in the middle and in the end, in which you pay attention to your position, your concentration and your breathing. During intensive Yoga sessions Tadasana makes it easier for you to maintain your meditative focus, as well as to increase and regain it.

Yoga Exercise - Mountain Pose (Tadasana)
  1. Stand up straight with both feet at hip-width.
  2. Turn your heels a little outward and let your weight rest on your toes.
  3. Your arms hang downwards along your body and the palm of your hands point towards your body.
  4. Now make the back of your pelvis move away from your lower back. You can do this by drawing in your ribs a little in the direction of your belly.
  5. Breathe in and out a few times with full concentration. Through your breathing place your neck straight over the upper back. It would then feel as if you stretch your body upwards from the neck.
  6. The shoulders feel broad and are relaxed.
  7. Your breathing is free and relaxed.
  8. Look straight ahead of you at a spot within your vision and try to stand motionless with as little effort as possible.
  9. Whenever you do this exercise, do it with care and always try to increase your focus and your relaxation.

Many people do this asana as a moment of rest during the Yoga Exercises which results in a decrease of focus and concentration. Try to prevent this and do your best to maintain and to deepen the stilling, the alertness and the meditative character of Yoga in Tadasana. The paradox is that in Tadasana, people can increase or regain the meditative feeling of relaxation and alertness, which sometimes disappears during difficult Yoga Asanas because they cause feelings of discomfort, difficulty or pain. If you focus on the stilling effect achieved by Tadasana, you will discover that you begin to do other Yoga Exercises with greater relaxation and attention, which results in greater effectiveness.


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