Tada = Mountain
This Asana (= pose) is part of the traditional Sun Saluations.
Tadasana is often used as a starting/finishing pose of a sequence. It helps to improve the posture and strengthens the thighs (recommended for sciatica).
- Stand up straight, arms hanging beside your torso, palms facing toward;
- Widen your collarbones. Shoulderblades slide down your back;
- Feet hips distance apart (or feet together, big toes touching), lift your toes, and widely spread them. Then, gently drop them down to the floor to create a solid base (balance your weight equally on both feet);
- Contract your thighs and knees muscles. Slightly rotate your thighs inward to widen your sitting bones;
- Tuck your tailbone in and firm your abdomen;
- Lengthen your neck, relax your throat.