Stand at the front of your mat with the bases of your big toes together and leave a small space between your heels. Gently engage your quadriceps, activate your pelvic floor, draw your lower belly in, free your shoulders, and allow energy to flow along the central axis of your body. Use prayer position for the hands when holding Samasthiti for chanting or meditation. But relaxing the arms by the side may help release tension. Samasthiti represents the still point from which all movement begins. It is the space between breaths in the present moment, perfectly positioned between future and past. In the space of now, there is a stillness that speaks.