Mountain (Tadasana)

A Vata-Pacifying Yoga Pose
Gentle Flow Mountain

Stand with your feet hip distance apart. Arms rest alongside your body as you extend the fingers towards the floor. Drop the shoulders and lift the heart. Let the chin tilt slightly toward the chest to lengthen the neck, and keep the rib cage directly over the hips. Reach the crown of the head up and draw your energy down through the feet. Press through the big toe and outer legs to internally rotate the femurs, giving the sacrum space. Lengthen your tailbone.

Vata Focus:

Feel all four corners of your feet on the ground and your energy rooting you downward. Keep a gentle focus in the eyes and your shoulders firm but relaxed. Breathe. 

Benefits:

Increases focus, concentration, and balance.