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Tadasana is a position used at the beginning and in the middle and in the end, in which you pay attention to your position, your concentration and your breathing. During intensive Yoga sessions Tadasana makes it easier for you to maintain your meditative focus, as well as to increase and regain it.<H4 class='Asana'> How to reach the stretch </H4><P class='Asana'> <UL type=1><LI> Stand erect, legs together, hands by the side of the thighs. Gaze in front. <LI> Bring the hands up straight towards the sky, fingers pointing upward.<LI> Raise your hands straight in front up to arms. Palms facing each other.<LI> Now slowly raise your heels and stand on toes. Raise heels as much as you can. Stretch body up as much as possible. </UL></P><H4 class='Asana'> How to release the stretch </H4><P class='Asana'> <UL type=1><LI> For returning to the original position, bring your heels on the ground first.<LI> And then slowly bring down your hands also. </UL></P><H4 class='Asana'> Benefits </H4><P class='Asana'> <UL type=1><LI> Improves posture. <LI> Strengthens thighs, knees, and ankles. <LI> Firms abdomen and buttocks. <LI> Relieves sciatica. <LI> Reduces flat feet. </UL></P><H4 class='Asana'> Caution </H4><P class='Asana'> <UL type=1><LI> Headache <LI> Insomnia <LI> Low blood pressure </UL></P><P class='Asana'> Next: <A class='Asana' href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Katti-Chakrasana.html'>Kati-Chakrasana</A></P><BR>&nbsp;<table><TR><TD><script type="text/javascript"><!-- google_ad_client = "pub-4485548036268966"; google_ad_width = 234; google_ad_height = 60; google_ad_format = "234x60_as"; google_ad_type = "text_image"; //2007-01-01: Main Body google_ad_channel = "6688228232"; //--></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/show_ads.js"> </script></TD></TR></table><! -Main Body Ends></TD></TR></Table></TD><TD class="CntrlTbl" width="139px" bgcolor="#9A0000" valign='top'><img width="139" height="31" src='http://yoga.omgyan.com/OumRotate.gif' alt='Overview'> <! -Right Column Starts> <A class='LeftHead' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/asana-index.html'>Yoga Asana</A><UL class='LeftMenu' type="disc"><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Dhanurasana.html'>Dhanurasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Bhujangasana.html'>Bhujangasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Kukkutasana.html'>Kukkutasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Mayurasana.html'>Mayurasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Trikonasana.html'>Trikonasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Bakasana.html'>Bakasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Majrasana.html'>Majrasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Halasana.html'>Halasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Navasana.html'>Navasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Ardha-Chandrasana-1.html'>Ardha-Chandrasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Lolasana.html'>Lolasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Supta-Garbhasana.html'>Supta-Garbhasana</A><LI><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/Virasana-2.html'>Virasana-2<BR></A><A class='LeftMenu' Href='http://yoga.omgyan.com/posture/asana-index.html'><b>. . 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