Tāḍā means a mountain or upright or palm tree. In Tāḍāsana one stands firm and erect as a mountain. This is the basic standing pose.
- Stand firmly on the ground with both heels and toes touching the ground.
- Heels and toes of both legs should touch each other.
- Tighten the legs by drawing up the knee caps and muscles of the back of the thigh.
- Contract the hips. Squeeze up buttocks.
- Withdraw the stomach inside, push the chest forward, stretch the spine straight and keep the neck straight.
- Distribute the weight of the body evenly on both heels and toes.
- Place both the hands by the side of the thighs.
- Improves posture.
- Strengthens ankles, knees and thighs.
- Firms buttocks and abdomen.
- Increases awareness.
- One feels light in body and the mind acquires agility.