- Stand with feet shoulder width apart
- Raise the hands above the head and interlock fingers, pressing the palms toward the ceiling, elbows stretched completely. Begin to feel a lengthening of the spine.
- Lift and ribcage and raise the heels, coming onto the toes. Stay in this pose for up to one minute, or as long as is comfortable.
How it helps:
Tadasana can be incorporated into your daily routine. It improves the overall posture of the body as it lengthens the spine. Helps tone the muscles of the legs, specifically the calves. Creates space throughout the whole body, opening up the respiratory and digestive systems. Also helps to correct flat feet! Find the strength of a mountain in this simple posture. It invokes a sense of clarity, sturdiness and confidence in the body.
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By Manish Pole and Catherine Juliano