Sanskrit Name: Tadasana
English Name: Mountain Pose
Tadasana or Mountain Pose is the foundation of all standing yoga postures. Most of the standing poses are variations of this pose. Practicing this pose every day improves digestion and relieves acid reflux symptoms by stretching abdominal muscles. Tadasana works very well to provide relief from GERD.
Here are the steps for Tadasana
- Step 1: Stand erect, and place your legs slightly apart
- Step 2: Inhale and raise your arms straight above your head
- Step 3: Stand on your toes while raising your heels simultaneously
- Step 4: Bring your heels back to the ground and exhale
- Step 5: Repeat this for five to six times
Practice this pose early morning after having two glasses of warm water.
Additional Benefits Of Tadasana
- Improves body posture
- Tones the abdomen and buttock muscles
- Helps cure sciatica (severe pain in the leg)
- Helps in increasing the height of growing kids
- Regulates digestive, nervous, and respiratory systems
- Improves bowel movement if practiced in the morning
It is best to avoid this asana if you suffer from headaches, insomnia or low blood pressure.