pose of the week // october 26 2014
mountain pose // samasthiti
Mountain pose comes in two different forms - Samasthiti and Tadasana. There are many different definitions of why these are the same and different. But my take is that Tadasana is a more active pose, where you find strength and balance in your standing posture. Samathiti is more of a calming pose, an opportunity to find stillness and center your mind. As the weather continues to cool down, Samasthiti is a pose is an opportunity inside and outside practice to ground yourself in the present and find peace.