Tadasana

Tadasan – The Palm tree pose

 

Tadasana

Tadasana

Introduction

The word Tadasana comes from the Sanskrit words tada meaning “mountain” or “tree” and asana meaning “posture” or “seat”. Tadasana is a very basic asana, it is the basis and starting point for many standing asana. This asana is done as a sequel of Shirshasan

Benefits

  • This asana increases the height of a person.
  • If pregnant women do it, labour pain is reduced and delivery takes place 5 to 10 days earlier.
  • The asana strengthens the abdomen and the legs.
  • It may help relieve sciatica.
  • It reduces flat foot and improves posture.
  • Encourages healthy digestion and elimination.

 

Technique

  • Stand straight on a mat on flat surface.
  • Take breath and lock your fingers and raise your arms so that your palms faces the ceiling.
  • Raise the heels and stretch the arms upwards.
  • Elongate your neck. Your ears, shoulders, hips, and ankles should all be in one line.
  • Remain in this position for a while.
  • Go to the original position while breathing out.
  • This asana can be done one to five times.

 

Contra-indications

  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Low blood pressure

         

 

 

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