Julie M. Gentile is a full-time working Millennial mama, certified and registered yoga teacher, wellness speaker, author of 108 Yoga and Self-Care Practices for Busy Mamas (MSI Press, 2019) and the creator of the yoga and lifestyle blog Stand Up for Your Self-Care. As a passionate self-care advocate, Julie is excited to help inspire and empower you to have the courage to stand up for your self-care on and off the yoga mat. Follow her self-care adventures on Instagram and Facebook @juliegtheyogi.
Tadasana (Mountain Pose), a simple but mighty #yoga pose, helps you to instantly become more mindful of your posture and connected to your body and the earth.
The root standing pose of all standing #yoga poses, Tadasana (Mountain Pose) is a simple yet mighty pose. One major benefit of the pose is that it helps you become more aware of your posture on the mat and in the world (where we spend the majority of our time).
This was one of the first poses I learned when I began my yoga practice. I find that even after practicing it for a decade, the pose still feels fresh because there is always something new to pay attention to in it.
Practice Tadasana (Mountain Pose) to become as grounded as a mountain.
You can practice this pose at any time—in line at the grocery store, filling your car up with gas and having a conversation with someone.
Practice It: Mountain Pose
Begin standing with your feet hip-distance apart and root your feet into the earth. (You can also bring your inner big toes to touch and allow a sliver of space between your heels.)
Allow the weight of both feet to be equally distributed so that you don’t feel like you are swaying to one side or to the front or back.
Stack your hips over your ankles and your shoulders over your hips.
With the crown of your head facing the sky, take your head back in space so that your inner ears are over your shoulders.
Relax your shoulders and allow your palms to face toward the outside of your legs.
Take several deep breaths, feeling your connection to your body and the earth, and then release.
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