“A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching.”Swami Sivananda
There are some very simple elements of just standing still which are important to address in Tadasana. Samkya yoga tells us that the human being is the highest evolved form of life because only human beings have the capacity to rise above the physical plane to a higher consciousness. One of the elements of viewing one’s life and one’s place in the scheme of life is perspective. So standing still in Tadasana is a moment to pause and reflect. To see where we ‘stand’ in relation to other things, be they the physical things in the space we find ourselves or in relationship to other elements of our life. Can you for just a moment let go of all the effort of standing up and feel your self connected to , rising up from the earth? Now, do something a mountain can’t… or better not do… rock back and forth a bit and find your center of balance. That’s probably enough for today, now no more Tadah… but just ahhh. You might want to add the other two parts and let your mountain sing A U M. What a lovely sound, mountains singing the earth song.