December (2019) pose of the month: Tadasana

Tadasana (Mountain Pose)

Tada = mountain
Asana = pose

Cre not only selected our pose for December but also shared her instructions for creating the pose—read on for guidance in building your own Mountain Pose at home.

As we move towards the end of another wonderful year, it’s nice to go back to the basics. We’ve made it through the twist, turns, and challenges of this year and can now stand tall in its completion. Mountain Pose (Tadasana) is a foundational pose for all standing poses and inversions. It may not look like much, but keeping our bodies active and aligned is hard work. In Mountain Pose we are aware of each part of our body and the role it plays in stacking bones and keeping the spine long.

Here’s a quick journey through Mountain Pose presented as if you are in my Sunday morning Spiritual Warrior class

Let’s start with our palms together at our hearts, standing tall.
Feet under hips – release arms to side and then palms forward.
Close eyes or allow gaze to become soft.
Invite an awareness to the bottom of your feet. Lift your toes, dropping one at a time starting with the baby toes.
Imagine your feet porous, able to draw energy up from the earth into your legs.
Sense your toes pushing into the floor and feel the energy moving into your ankles, up into the lower legs.
Feel the energy lift and define your knee caps. Squeeze the quadriceps. Draw tail bone under. Draw navel into the spine.
Lift your heart – let it shine.
Draw down with the shoulders, reaching the tips of your fingers towards the floor.
Feel the energy surging up the spine through your neck.
Draw the chin slightly into your throat and feel the extension of the energy through your neck and into the crown of your head.
Feel your entire YOU!
Allow your eyes to open and smile.

—Cre
Cre demonstrates the start of Tadasana

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