Tadasana Yoga meaning (also called samasthiti)
Tada means a mountain. It’s the basic standing posture.Sama means upright, straight, unmoved.Sthiti means standing still, steadiness.Thus, Tadasana is a pose where one stands firm and erect as a mountain. It’s the foundation pose for all other asanas.
How to do Tadasana Yoga? – Tadasana Yoga Steps
1. Stand erect with the feet together, the heels and toes touching each other. Rest the heads of metatarsals on the floor and stretch all the toes flat on the floor.
2. Tighten the knees, contract the hips and pull up the muscles at the back of the thighs.
3. Keep the stomach in, chest forward, spine erect and the neck straight.
4. Do not bear the weight of the body either on the heels or the toes, but distribute it evenly on both the toes.
5. Place the arms by the side of the thighs.
Tadasana yoga Effects:
It’s very important to pay attention to the right manner of standing. Some people stand only on one leg. Others bear all the weight on the heels. This can be taken into account by watching where the heels and the soles of the shoes wear out. We acquire specific deformities due to wrong distribution of weight on our feet which hamper spinal elasticity. It is better to keep the heel and toe in a line parallel to the median plane. By this manner, the hips are contracted, the abdomen is pulled inside and the chest is brought outward. One feels lighter in body weight and the mind becomes rejuvenated. If the body weight thrown only on the heels, we feel the change; the hips are not tight, the abdomen comes out, the body is not agile and the spine feels the strain and as a result we feel fatigued and the mind frame becomes dull.Thus, it is important to correct the art of standing.
Benefits of Tadasana Yoga:
1) Improves posture
2) Strengthens thighs, knees and ankles
3) Increases awareness
4) Steadies breathing
5) Increases strength, power and agility in the feet, legs and hips
6) Firms abdomen and buttocks
7) Reduces flat feet
8) Strength and flexibility of the spine increases
9) Relieves tension, aches, and pains throughout the body
10) Improves blood circulation
11) Healthy digestion and elimination
12) Expels dullness and depression
13) Leaves you feeling rejuvenated
14) Harmonizes the body and mind
15) Increases energy and enthusiasm
Tadasana Cautions: Do not practice Tadasana if you are currently experiencing insomnia, low blood pressure or headaches. Always do asanas in your own range of abilities.