Mountain Pose - Tadasana

Mountain Pose (or Tadasana) involves many muscles, even though it might not look like it at a first glance.

This posture is often used between others, as a transition pose. But it can also be practiced by itself. This is a great asana to improve your body's posture. Over the years, many of us tend to round our back and shoulders. Mountain Pose can be used to work toward a straight back and this will help release the muscle tensions that often come with bad posture.

Mountain Pose

  • Stand up with your feet close to each other, with your big toes almost touching and heels apart about one inch.

  • Lift your toes, spread them apart and lower them back down to the floor. Your big toes should now be touching each other.

  • Contract your quadriceps (front thigh muscles) so your kneecaps lift up slightly.

  • Tuck your tailbone and contract the abdomen muscles.

  • Roll the shoulders back and down, lowering the shoulder blades at the same time.

  • Reach up with the crown of you head, keeping the chin level with the ground.

  • Reach down with your fingertips.

Main Target / Benefits
  • Improves posture.