Tadasana is a compound word made up of two words ‘Tada' means 'mountain' and ‘Asana’ means ‘posture’. It is regarded as one of the most important postures in yoga. Though it seems that it is quite simple, but when you perform Tadasana, you have to undergo lots of practice to attain the perfect posture. This asana is believed to provide physical as well as mental benefits to that person.
How to perform Tadasana?
- You have to stand on a ground, with your legs and feet joined.
- There is a need to look in the front and Keep your hands at your sides and look in the front.
- You have to balance yourself on the heels and then raise your toes and lift the base of your face, towards the ceiling, lengthening your neck in the process. Remain in this position for 5-10 seconds.
- As you raised your head and toes, take a deep breath and inhale air. Feel that air is passing from the ground to your toes than into your legs, followed by stomach and up to the head.
- While exhaling, feel your breath going down, right from the head to the stomach and into your feet.
- Bring back the raised toes back on the ground and lower your head slowly.
- Repeat the process
- In the next repetition, along with your legs, raise up your arms as well, stretching them and taking them over your head.
- Again repeat the inhaling and exhaling exercise and in the latter one, put down your arms as well.
- Tadasana is beneficial for growing children to increase their height.
- It helps in improving the posture of the body.
- It improves the flexibility of ankles, knees or hip joints.
- It helps in strengthening the oblique muscles of the person, preventing the hernia in the process.
- If this asana is regularly practiced, it gives strength to your spine and help in relieving the pain.
- It helps you to improve your digestion and respiration.
- Last but not the least it will help you in strengthening the entire nervous system of the body.