Tadasana or Palm Tree pose is one of the basic poses for the yoga beginners. Tadasana or the palm tree pose is derived from two Sanskrit words ‘Tada’ means ‘mountain’ and ‘asana’ mean ‘pose’ Though it is simple to perform, it has a lot of health benefits. It is one of an essential yoga pose for children. It helps them to gain height and also maintain a good body posture. Besides this, it also helps to get relief from many body pains. Problems such as joint pains, sciatica etc.
Steps to do Tadasana or Palm Tree Pose:
- Stand tall with legs and knees straight.
- Your spine should be uplifted and your legs should be joined.
- Inhale the air while you raise your arms up. Stand straight!
- Exhale as you raise your arms high, stand high on your toes lifting your heels high.
- Tuck your belly in, tightening your glutes and strengthening your core.
- Breath in and breath out.
- Hold the position for about 2 minutes at a stretch and repeat the pose!
Benefits of Tadasana or Palm Tree Pose:
Tadasana or Palm Tree Pose is extremely beneficial for children. It helps them to increase their height. Tadasana strengthens the spine and core of a person performing this asana. It also helps to stretch the lower back, knees and toes of a person. Also, this asana helps to maintain a good body posture for a longer period of time. It is highly beneficial for those who are suffering from the problem of constipation and indigestion. Besides this, it also provides relief with the sciatica pain.
Contraindications of Tadasana or Palm tree pose:
Besides the immense benefits of Tadasana or the Palm tree pose, there are certain shortcomings of this pose as well. Those who have the problem of low blood pressure, should not do this pose. However, if you are pregnant, you should not do this Yoga asana as stated above. It is therefore advisable to do yoga asana under the guidance of a proper gym trainer or Yoga instructor to avoid any injuries.