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#YogaChallenge: Tadasana - Mountain Pose | Video

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Tadasana

'Yoga With Onmanorama', is a series from us that will help you practice and achieve steadiness in asanas. Through this series, we will challenge you with one new asana every week. Readers can tweet their pictures doing the asana with the hash tag #YogaWithOnmanorama. We will feature these tweets in an article at the end of every week.

Caution: Before taking up the challenge, go through the 'Who shouldn't do it' bit of every asana and follow it.

Tadasana is a simple but a key asana as it is the base of almost all the other asanas. Tadasana derives its name from the Sanskrit word 'Tada' which means mountain. The posture is also called the 'Mountain Pose.'

Here's how you do it:

Benefits of Tadasana

» Tadasana helps one to open the back and chest completely, which is essential for those who work at the desk for long hours. After sitting for long hours contracting the back, Tadasana would help improve posture, protect from spine problems. You are likely to feel less lethargic as well.

» The deep breathing helps in the expansion of the lungs and improves balance and self-awareness.

» This is the best exercise to help you become taller.

» Develops and activates the nerves of the entire body.

» Strengthens the vertebral column and heart.

» Good for regulating the menstrual cycle in women.

» Cures problems related to indigestion.

Who shouldn't do Tadasana?

If you are suffering from chronic cardiac problems Tadasana shouldn’t be practiced. Pregnant women should practice the asana only under supervision of teachers. Always be aware of your range of abilities while practicing asanas.

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