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Mountain

Step By Step

  1. Stand with feet hips distance apart, second toes should be parallel and four corners of the feet pressed into the earth.
  2. Lift and spread the toes and release one at a time.
  3. Gently rock side to side and back and forth until weight is balanced evenly on both feet. Legs should be firmly rooted into the earth.
  4. Tornado the legs feeling a spiraling effect from the base of the feet upward to the top of the crown… Shins in thighs Out… thighs tighten as knee caps lift up the thigh.
  5. Tuck tailbone and lift pubis toward the naval.
  6. Sides go long and allow spine to rise up.
  7. Shoulder blades press into back and then release down back. Heart lifts. Arms down by side.
  8. Body parts stack one on top of the other ending with the head in line with the middle of pelvis.

Benefits

  • Improves posture
  • Strengthens thighs, knees, and ankles
  • firms abdomen and buttocks
  • Relieves sciatica
  • Reduces flat feet
  • Foundation pose for all standing poses

Common Misalignments

  • Foundation: Feet not parallel, too wide/narrow of stance, weight not balanced in feet.
  • Lack of muscular energy, muscles not grabbed onto bones.
  • thighs, shoulders or head forward.
  • Palms facing back.

Contraindications

  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Low blood pressure