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Tadasana (Mountain Pose)

Symbolism: The mountain embodies the stability of the Earth element. In Indian mythology, Mount Kaliash is the birth place of creation and the abode of Shiva, the patron of Yoga. The stability of the mountain allows us to cultivate Shiva's absolute stillness and serenity.

Benefits: Teaches basic alignment principles; improves posture and muscle tone to support the alignment of the spine; supports stability of the pelvic and shoulder girdles; enhances body awareness; cultivates equanimity.

Systems balanced:

skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, and immune.

Chakra activation:

First chakra; sixth chakra is activated with the gaze.

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