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Quick Upper Body Stretch – How to Do Tadasana Step-By-Step Guide 

Tadasana, also known as mountain pose, is a foundational yoga pose that can help improve posture, balance, and flexibility. It is a simple and effective way to loosen up tight muscles in the upper back, shoulders, and neck and can be done in just a few minutes, making it a great option for a quick break at work or during a study session.

Equipment: No equipment

Level: Beginners to advanced

Works on muscles: Legs, Core, Feet and ankles, Shoulders and back

For additional videos see our fundamental exercises guide.

O’Coach Free Tip

  • Keep your arms parallel

How to do a Tadasana/Quick upper-body stretch?

Step 1:

Place your palms on your chest and interlock your fingers

Step 2:

Inhale and raise your arms above your head

Tip: Keep your arms parallel

Step 3:

Exhale and bring the palms to the chest and repeat this movement a few times

Benefits of performing Tadasana daily:

Performing this daily can provide numerous benefits for the body and mind. It can also help relieve headaches and neck pain caused by poor posture or stress. Here are some of the benefits of performing daily:

  • Makes your spine more flexible
  • Strengthens your shoulders
  • Relieves your tight shoulders muscles
  • Improves your range of motion

Is it safe to do Tadasana if you have a shoulder or neck injury?

If  you have  a shoulder or neck injury, it's essential to  consult  with a healthcare professional or a qualified physical therapist before doing any stretching or exercise. They can recommend specific stretches or modifications that are safe and effective for your condition.

Why is it important to add some stretches to your daily routine?

Adding some stretches to your routine is important for several reasons as it helps to improve posture, balance, and body awareness. It’s important to listen to your body and not push beyond your limits but if you are spending a lot of time sitting or working at a computer, it’s important to perform several times a day to increase productivity at work.

All you need are two simple tools.

Your 2 mins time and The O’Coach app

Adding this quick, 2-minute exercise to your routine with the O’Coach app can make your spine more flexible. We know working professionals find it hard to manage their workouts during their busy office hours. However, there is no need to worry now!! O’Coach assists you in managing your customized workout routine to perform during your hectic office hours.

Also Read: Chest & Shoulder Opening Stretch – Yoga for upper body stretch

2 mins Tadasana with O’Coach app:

Incorporate a 2- 5 mins Tadasana into your daily routine with the O’Coach app. To add this workout to your daily routine, you can create your own custom workout routine as per your needs or preferences or simply download the exercise.

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