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The Symbol of the Mountain. Tadasana

Dernière mise à jour : 20 mars 2020

"Somewhere between the bottom of the climb and the summit is the answer to the mystery why we climb." (Greg Child)

Mountain pose (Tadasana) - the foundation of all standing poses, seems so simple but performed correctly involves all the body. The asana in which many times we start our practice and bring the mind to the present moment, in which we focus on the breathing and prepare for the following sequence. The meaning of the mountain is being still, being strong and persistent in our practice, in our life, in the goal to be good today and even better tomorrow, to do the right choice even when no-one watch us. The mountain as well is symbol of obstacles, preventing vision, being alone leading to thinking too much, fear that this could lead us to craziness. In the mountain we could go up or down, we could be afraid to get lost or to admire the beauty around, to run to the top or enjoy the hike. It's all about our point of view and our ability to conquer the fear. It's essential to trust ourselves and to trust the nature.



It's believed that the mountains are spiritual centers on the Earth and it's not a coincidence that many sages reach enlightenment going to live there in solitude. The mountain is place of inspiration, respect, dignity, we are so small there - our problems as well. This allows us to shut down our mind and find peace with ourselves and harmony with the nature. The hardest decision in climbing a mountain - when to stop, there is always time for another attempt but we have to be alive to be able to do it. Sometimes all we need is just time, time to get stronger, more disciplined, more knowledgeable, more experienced...time to get ready.

Tadasana:

Breath steadily and stand upright with the arms by the sides and the feet together. Lift and spread the toes to help create a wide, solid base. Contract the thigh muscles so the kneecaps rise and draw the tail bone towards the floor to encourage neutral alignment of the pelvis and lumbar spine. Lift the sternum slightly and draw the shoulder blades downwards. Elongate the neck so that the crown of the head rises towards the sky and the chin is parallel to the ground.


* Yoga Anatomy by Sally Parkes


Enjoy and spend time in the mountain !

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