Palm Tree Pose – Tadasana


  • Stand with the feet together or slightly apart and place the arms beside the body.
  • Balance the weight of the body equally on the feet.
  • Interlock the fingers of both hands in front of the body and turn the palms down.
  • Raise the arms and rest the hands on the head with the palms facing upwards.
  • Fix the gaze on a steady point in front to help with balance.
  • Stretch the arms up to the ceiling and simultaneously lift the heels from the floor coming onto the toes.
  • Hold for a moment or two, stretching the whole body the lower the backs of the hands to the head and the heels to the floor.
  • Relax for a few seconds before practicing another round.
  • Repeat up to 10 rounds.
  • To end the practice, release the hands and lower the arms down beside the body.

  • Inhale while raising the arms and heels.
  • Exhale while lowering the arms and heels.

  • The stretch of the whole body.
  • Maintaining balance.
  • Synchronizing the movement with the breath.
  • Mooladhara and ajna chakra.

  • Helps to develop physical and mental balance.
  • Stretches and loosens the entire spine.
  • Useful in pregnancy.
  • Improves blood circulation.
  • Encourages more oxygen into the system.

  • To challenge the balance, try practicing with the eyes closed!