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 Mountain, Tadasana

Standing Mountain Pose

"I stand ready to obey Thy least command."

Taa-daa-sa-na Tada = mountain


Stand with your feet hip-width apart, toes pointing forward. Let your abdomen soften so you can breathe diaphragmatically. Tip or tuck your pelvis as necessary to establish the normal curves of your spine.

Distribute your weight evenly on both feet, with equal weight on the ball and heel of each foot. Lengthen up out of your feet/ through your legs. Keep your knees soft, not locked.

Lengthen up through your spine, all the way through the crown of your head. Relax your shoulders down away from your ears, and relax your arms and hands completely. Level your chin. Lengthen up slightly through your entire body to induce a feeling of lightness, alertness and readiness.

Breathe smoothly and naturally, and affirm mentally, "I stand ready to obey Thy least command."