This brings us to Tadasana. Tadasana, as previously mentioned, developed from various Asanas. Tadasana is a single pose that acts as the foundation for a majority of the yoga poses that you can learn.
Tadasana comes from Sanskrit “Tada,” meaning mountain, and “sama,” meaning upright or unmoved. Thus, Tadasana is commonly known as the mountain pose, a pose where you stand up straight, erect, and sturdy as a mountain.
The Tadasana pose is meant to promote sturdiness, stability, strength, and power. It also sets the foundation for the rest of your yoga practice and helps you focus on your breath.
The best way to get the most out of your Tadasana pose is to imagine a current of energy flowing in the floor beneath you, and allow that energy to travel up from your feet, through the length of your body, and back out into the world through your crown. This visualization helps yogis feel connected to the earth, secure, stable, and strong.
It’s also important to note that Tadasana is a great way to practice mindfulness. Mindfulness not only improves your quality of life, it increases the melatonin levels in your body, helping you relax and reduce stress! That’s why Tadasana is such a vital pose to practice before bed.
Keep reading below to find out how else Tadasana can improve your physical and mental health.