Introducing the first in our all-new series of ‘how-to’ Yoga posture explanations by Ibiza yoga instructor Susie Howell of Ibiza Retreats. Starting with the basics, and moving through the sequence, each week Susie posts a new pose for you to try with helpful hints, photos and a step-by-step easy to understand explanation of exactly how to do it! Namaste…
MEANING: In Sanskrit, ‘tada’ means mountain and asana means pose, so this name literally translates to ‘mountain pose’.
BENEFITS: This pose promotes the stillness, strength, relaxed power and stability of the mountain. The pose is extremely grounding and encourages focus. It is therefore mainly used as the foundation for standing poses.
HOW TO DO IT: This posture may look easy, but because you are involving so many parts of your body all at once, it’s much more complicated than it looks! Read more