Tadasana is a standing position and the name derives from the Sanskrit words tada, which translates to mountain, and asana which is translated to posture.
The history behind the pose means that it’s often referred to as the Mountain Pose.
The Tadasana is also the basis for several other poses giving its role as a basic standing asana. These positions include Adho Mukha Svanasana and Uttanasana.
Many iterations of the pose involve the person standing with the hands at the side of their body.
The feet should then be placed together with an emphasis placed on lifting up. As such, the waist will be lifted, as will the thighs.
Carrying out the position also involves the person relaxing their breath. This is important due to the many poses the user can transition to from the Tadasana.
This means that both the body and mind need to be prepared for the next pose.
The benefits of the Tadasana are plentiful, including improvement of the posture, easier breathing and a boost of self-confidence.
The Tadasana pose has also been shown to be beneficial in relieving symptoms of mild depression, as well reducing muscle tension.