It’s such a simple pose, and a staple of many yoga poses for beginners. Getting it absolutely right, however, sometimes takes a little work.
As simple as it looks, the Mountain Pose still requires practice.
The original Sanskrit name for the pose is Tadasana. In the mountain pose posture, you concentrate on posture above all else. When in Tadasana, the body is erect and stable like a mountain and your feet are planted firmly on terra firma. It is an excellent predecessor to tree pose, and is the starting and ending pose of many, if not all, standing postures in yoga.
How to Perform the Mountain Pose
- To begin, stand with your feet together. Place your arms at your sides.
- Press your weight evenly throughout the front and back of your feet.
- Press your big toes together, separating your heels if necessary.
- Lift your toes and spread them apart.
- Next, place them back down on the mat, one at a time.
- Relax, and straighten your legs.