MOUNTAIN POSE

Standing is something we do everyday but often don’t think much about. Concentrating on our posture and focusing on our bodies’ strength and alignment is integral to the yoga practice. Interestingly enough, most names for standing poses project strength such as mountain, volcano, and warrior. Standing poses literally teach us to feel and be grounded. They promote a sense of well being by calming our nervous systems hence brightening our moods.

Mountain Pose
Mountain Pose

“The ultimate goal of yoga is self-realization. You do not need to go to the mountaintop to find it or pay a teacher to show you the way. There are currencies that we exchange with one another that are much more valuable than money: kindness, selflessness, being one part of the greater good. Nor do you need to look outside yourself. If you have an open mind, a sincere desire to learn and to apply that knowledge on a daily basis, and the commitment to follow through on what you’ve begun, you can achieve self-realization.” 

~ Mr Yoga.

ENGLISH NAME
SANSKRIT NAME

Tadasana

PHONETIC PRONUNCIATION

tuh-DAHS-uh-nuh

SANSKRIT TO ENGLISH TRANSLATION

tada = mountain

ALSO KNOWN AS

Equal Steady Standing, State of Balance (Samasthiti)

MODIFICATION
1. palms rotated forward
2. palms pressed down on the sides
POSE TYPE

standing

DRISHTI POINT

Nasagrai or Nasagre (nose)

CHAKRAS ACTIVATED

Root Chakra (#1)

ABOUT MR. YOGA

New York Times best selling author  & Guinness World Records title holder Daniel Lacerda (aka Mr. Yoga) is the worlds number one authority on yoga poses. This yoga pioneer has been featured in The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The Huffington Post, Dr. Oz The Good Life, Men’s Health, and Self magazine to name a few.

Daniel’s students include TV celebrities and former Olympic athletes, along with everyday people. His personal goal is to get 1 billion people to practice yoga worldwide. Daniel continues to train others to become certified yoga teachers. All of the models selected to appear on this website are his students. The Mr. Yoga, Inc. office is located in Beverly Hills California.

ABOUT MR. YOGA

New York Times best selling author & Guinness World Records title holder Daniel Lacerda (aka Mr. Yoga) is the worlds number one authority on yoga poses. This yoga pioneer has been featured in The Washington Post, Vanity Fair, The Huffington Post, Dr. Oz The Good Life, Men’s Health, and Self magazine to name a few.

Daniel’s students include TV celebrities and former Olympic athletes, along with everyday people. His personal goal is to get 1 billion people to practice yoga worldwide. Daniel continues to train others to become certified yoga teachers. All of the models selected to appear on this website are his students. The Mr. Yoga, Inc. office is located in Beverly Hills California.