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Baddha Hasta Tadasana
Baddha Hasta Tadasana is an Asana. It is translated as Bound Hands Mountain Pose from Sanskrit. The name of this pose comes from "baddha" meaning "bound", "hasta" meaning "hand", "tada" meaning "mountain", and "asana" meaning "posture" or "seat". This pose is a variation of Tadasana.
- You must begin by assuming the Tadasana. Stand with your arms at your sides. Then, gently raise them to the ceiling.
- Make sure that your arms are parallel to each other. You can also bring your palms together over your head. While you do this, make sure your shoulders are not hunched. If your palms are apart, then they must face each other. Your arms must be straight at all times such that they are activated all throughout, till your fingertips. Move your gaze upwards.
- Your shoulders must be away from your ears, and your shoulder blades must be pressed firmly on your back.
- Your thighs should be engaged in such a way that they pull the kneecaps up. Straighten your legs, but do not lock your knees. Always remember that a micro-bend in your knees is safer for your joints.
- It gives the belly a good stretch.
- It helps improve digestion.
- It gives the armpits and the shoulders a good stretch.
- It relieves stress and anxiety.
- It helps enhance body posture.
- It helps increase the capacity of the lungs.
- It improves blood circulation in the body.
- It eases sciatica.
- It is not recommendend for who is having shoulder injuries.
Initial practice notes
Beginners can use props, although Anantasana is not a tough Asana. Beginners may use a wedge/bolster to your back for maintaining body balance during performing this Asana