Samasthiti, Standing Straight
Stand straight with your feet parallel to each other. Put your arms next to your body and keep your knees straight. Your shoulders and body should be relaxed. Keep a normal breathing.
This is a starting position for many postures. It is good for the mental preparation for upcoming positions and it will help you to focus and to calm the mind.
Additionally this pose makes you aware of how a healthy posture looks like and can help you to keep this posture throughout your normal and daily life.
Focus that you stand straight on both of your feet with the weight equally on both sides. Don’t swing back and forth.
Focus on your breathing. It will help you to stand straight, to calm down and to concentrate on the yoga posture.