Mountain Pose or Tadasana in Sanskrit (‘Tada’ = mountain, ‘Sama’ = Upright or straight, and ‘Sthiti’ = standing still), implies a pose where one stands firm and erect as a mountain. Tadasana or Mountain Pose is considered as a basic standing pose or the foundation pose for any other yoga pose (asana). E.g., Sun Salutation series starts and ends with Tadasana or otherwise called Samasthiti. Mastery of this asana with the firmness of the feet, toes, shoulders, and chest will benefit the practice of all other yoga poses.
Mountain Pose is considered a warm-up yoga pose to prepare the body for more intense yoga poses or yoga flows.
Benefits and Contraindications
Strengthens thighs, knees, and ankles
Firms abdomen and buttocks
Reduces flat feet
Low blood pressure
Photo poses in different angles