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Tadasana (Mountain Pose) || Vedic Yoga || Benefits, Precautions and Process

by Vishal Soni about a year ago in yoga

It's easy peasy lemon squeezy. Tadasana is easy to perform and very helpful.

Tadasana (Mountain Pose) || Vedic Yoga || Benefits, Precautions and Process
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What is Tadasana?

Tadasna Steps (image credits: sarvyoga.com)

Tadasana yoga is considered as the foundation of standing Yogasanas. You know why let me tell you "Tadasana" is derived by combining "asana" with the Sanskrit word "tad," meaning mountain. It is self-explanatory because, in this asana, the body remains straight and majestic like a mountain. It stretches to the fullest relaxing all your sore muscles. Tadasana helps keep the spinal cord straight and healthy, making it comfortable for one to do rest postures. It is a very simple yoga asana and can be performed anywhere at any time of the day, which is considered highly beneficial for the body.

Benefits of Tadasana:

  1. Role of Tadasana in diabetes: There are many such Yogasanas mentioned in Yoga, which can be beneficial in diabetes. One of these names is Tadasana. Research published by many Institutes suggests that Tadasana is one of the Yogasanas that can even help control the most lethal type of diabetes. This asana can help regulate glucose in the blood and maintain insulin levels in the body. Thus Tadasana can be highly beneficial for patients who have diabetes. However, further research is still going on this topic, and I hope to see positive developments.
  2. Helps in Keeping knees, thighs, and ankles healthy: Yogasanas can be beneficial for the whole body, but some Yogasanas work on certain parts of the body. Similarly, Tadasana yoga also works correctly on the knee, thigh, and ankles. Researchers have found that tadasana helps keep the spine straight and keep the knees, legs, and ankles healthy.
  3. Helps improve posture: To improve body posture, it is crucial to keep the spine straight. Tadasana helps to maintain the spinal cord healthily and straight. Tadasana also makes the spine positively flexible and help support the balance of the body. It causes strain in muscles, which keeps the spinal cord in check.

Steps to do Tadasana:

  • Firstly you need an open, airy, and clean flat surface for your yoga mat. (Yoga is performed in the fresh air, so early morning and lush green area is preferred).
  • Now stand on your yoga mat with your legs and waist straight, keeping your ankles together.
  • Now hold both your hands straight and upright.
  • Now Join your palms together and slowly stretch both your hands upwards towards the sky (now your fingers must be locked, and your palms must be facing the air).
  • Now breathe slowly and start stretching your whole body upwards and now try to balance your body weight on your toes.
  • When your body is fully extended, stay in this same pose for 5-10 seconds, and don't forget to breathe slowly.
  • Now you will notice that your whole body weight is centered on your paw. If so, then congratulations, you have done it right.
  • Soon with slow breaths, come to your initial state.
  • You can repeat this process about 8 to 10 times.

Happy note: There is no harm to this Yoga, but you need to take some precautions while performing it. But don't worry, I will convey them to you.

Note for beginners:

  • Don't stretch too hard while going up, else instead of relaxing your muscles, you will end up with sore muscles.
  • The main problem you might face is the inability to maintain your balance, keep a little gap between your legs, and feel more stabilized. Yes, there is physics involved(Centre of Gravity to be precise).
  • It is a crucial tip for irregular Yoga performers, Don't strain your body above the limit, go slow. Easy, peasy lemon squeezy.

Red Alert: Don't practice Tadasana if you are suffering from Headache, Insomnia(sleepiness problem), Low blood pressure.

And we can discuss more in comment section.

Vishal Soni
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