Standing Poses provide enough knowledge on the universal principles of alignment which is very essential in performing all poses. One good example of Standing Pose is the Mountain Pose (Tadasana). It is considered as the origin of all other Yoga Poses. In general, Standing Poses are the foundation of many poses.
Standing Poses are very beneficial. They increase strength and flexibility, help you become more aware of your posture, invigorate your whole body. Take a look at the different Standing Poses and learn how they are practiced:
Practice Standing Poses to improve balance and posture. Keep in mind, though, that Yoga is not a competitive activity. Know your limits and do not push yourself. Otherwise, you will not be able to enjoy doing the poses, or worse, you may hurt yourself. Keep on practicing and have fun!