Mountain Pose On The Wall – Tadasana
Learn to stand as tall as a mountain with these tips from the experts.
Tadasana is your essential go-to pose for to get the best out of every other standing posture. Once you’ve learnt the basics here, you’ll be able to get more strength, more flexibility, a stronger core and the optimum results from all other poses.
Not only that, in daily life you will stand taller, have more awareness of your posture and spine; all providing a future free from slouching, pot bellies and back ache. Whether you sit or stand most of the day, this pose will enable to you to stand as tall as a mountain and feel your most confident..
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Mountain Pose on the Wall
Today’s tip is mountain pose against the wall. We’re into week three now. I just want you, before we go into the pose, have a quick feel. I want you to turn your toes out. So turn the toes out, and feel what happens in your lower back. Can you feel it punching on your lower back? And this is just a good indication that you’re becoming aware of your body.
So now we go back into the pose. So Sorayas brings the feet back together, yup. Now, we’re using the wall as a tool here, so that you can feel your body against the wall. What generally tends to happen is the lower ribs tend to puff out and the sacrum shortens and there’s a big space between the wall and your lower back.
Now, a lot of people think, to make that adjustment to correct it, they just draw the lower ribs in, and you can see how Sorayas’ just collapsed here. And they’re trying to press their ribs to the wall. As Sorayas lets the ribs pop out again, now, if we now, if we come back to the work of the feet and press the feet firmly into the floor, lifting through these thighs and notice the knees. Have your knees got tension in them? There should be no tension on the knee joints. Sorayas just needs to think slightly bent knees, just bend your right knee, yup, now press the feet to the floor, keeping the thighs active. Let the sacrum lengthen towards the floor and the lower ribs come in.
Now, grow up into the crown of the head. And what you’re trying to do is feel your whole back against the wall. Now, because of the natural curve of the spine, you’re not going to get your whole back on the wall. Some of you may, because you might be able to hyperextend through the spine. Some of you will find that the spine is tight and not shifting a lot. But as long as you feel that you’re moving in the right direction, it’s a good thing.
Keep extending down into your fingertips. And you can see that Sorayas’ a lot better into the pose now.