Mountain Pose – Tadasana

Mountain Pose
Mountain Pose is a lot of work when you really follow each point below. When you come into this pose, you should follow these steps each and every time to get the most out of the pose.

  • Stand with your feet hip distance apart and parallel
  • Line up your middle toes with the front of the mat so that both feet are in a straight line (middle toe to middle of your heel are in one straight line)
  • Lift and spread your toes, balancing out the weight of your body evenly to all four corners of your feet (Ball of Big toe and pinky toe, left and right side of the bottom of your heel)
  • Hug your leg muscles to the bone on all sides
  • Take the tops of your thighs back so that your hips stick out in back.
  • Tuck your tail bone to create length all the way down through your feet
  • Extend from your pelvis up through the top of your head and bring your naval in towards your spine
  • Roll the heads of your arm bones back to lengthen the sides of your body, bring your shoulder blades more into your back.
  • Tip your chin down to create length in your neck and point the crown of your head towards the ceiling
  • Gaze at a fixed point in front of you
  • Relax your face, eyes, jaw and throat
  • Stay in the pose for several full breaths and notice how you feel.