Finding our footing in Tadasana

Have you ever heard the saying, "You've got to stand for something, or you'll fall for anything?"  There is truth behind that!!  What do you stand for? Let's try stand for ourSelf for just a moment.  Sometimes the most challenging pose we can do is root down into the earth to find our balance. First, start with your feet about hip distance apart.  You may need to go slightly wider, depending on your body.  Explore how it feels in your body to ground down through the 3 main points (Let's call it the Foot Trinity) where your feet make contact - the base of the big toe, the base of the pinkie toe, and the heel.  Really root down here!  Spread your toes wide and find your Foot Trinity once again.  Refine your alignment by putting a microbend in your knees and bringing your pelvis into 'neutral', meaning you are not tucking the tailbone OR tooching your booty. Bring the shoulder blades together and down the back, and bring the chin down and back ever so slightly. Arms should be down at your side. How do you feel? My guess is this may feel awkward in your body, because we tend not to stand like this in everyday life. Play around with this posture and reconnect to the present moment, breathing in and out through the nose. Congratulations!! You just discovered Mountain Pose, also known in yoga as Tadasana!!