What Is that and What are the benefits?
The word samasthiti is derived from sanskrit words “Sama” meaning upright, straight or unmoved, and sthiti meaning standing still or steadiness.
Samastitihi (Sa-maas-tee-tee-hee) is a call to action and an invitation to come to this moment, to clean the slate, to stand up and regain balance. We become like a majestic mountain, rooted in the earth and totally still, present and magnificent. Powerful yet without delusions, fully aware of this moment .
- In Samasthiti, hips are contracted, stomach pulled in and chest is opened up.
- While performing this posture and ensuring the right alignment one should close her eyes and become aware of her breath.
- In Samasthiti one should take a deep inhale and exhale and relax her body.
- This asana can be performed at the beginning of yoga practice.
Benefits of Samasthithi: People are not careful about their standing posture. Putting entire weight on only one leg, or either toes or heels leads to a bad posture. Unequal distribution of body weight on both feet leads to certain deformities which hamper elasticity of spinal cord.
What is the difference between tadasana and Samasthiti?
Tadasana and Samasthiti are two names for a common standing yoga posture. is an asana. Depending on the Yoga lineage practiced, Samasthitiḥ and Tāḍāsana may refer to the same asana or two similar asanas.