The Sanskrit word tada means mountain. This posture is also known by the name samasthiti-asana. Sama means unmoved, equilibrium, and sthiti means standing upright or firmly, abiding, remaining, thus samasthiti means standing firmly without moving.
Benefits of Tadasana (Mountain Pose):
Tadasana is one of the most basic postures of yoga and sometimes a part of many series of exercises. Tadasana yoga benefits to the body are as follows:
1. Helps you learn to maintain balance through a higher degree of control of your own body.
2. Helps your posture to improve and betters your ability to sustain and hold the posture for a longer period of time.
3. Helps you tone, strengthen and stretch your knees, back, arms, thighs. It also works on your core stomach muscles.
4. This posture also helps to understand the basics of breathing. It also helps one to do the breathing exercises properly.
5. As you use your feet, legs and arms to balance and stretch the body, you also add more mobility, agility and flexibility to the entire body.
6. With the shift from standing to bending, you work on your buttocks and shape your gluteus muscles. And at the same time, practicing this asana also strengthens and shapes your core, stomach and abdominal muscles.
7. Reduces the flat feet phenomena and also helps relieve constipation and gas formation.
8. Helps improve blood circulation and moves the blood properly throughout the blood stream.
9. With the proper flow of blood to all parts of the body, this asana improves digestion. It is good for the urinary system and also great for brain stimulation.