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Mountain Pose

Angle-Based Images: Mountain Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Mountain Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Mountain Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Mountain Pose Video
Angle-Based Images: Mountain Pose Video
Mountain Pose: Step 1
Step 1 Stand at the front of your mat with your big toes touching and the outer edges of your feet parallel. Your weight should be evenly distributed, feeling all four corners of your feet equally routing into the ground.
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Mountain Pose: Step 2
Step 2 Relax your arms and hands by your sides with your palms faced outward in a gesture of openness.
Mountain Pose: Step 3
Step 3 Keep your neck long, the back of your skull lifting up–like a balloon is attached–and your chin level to the ground.
Mountain Pose: Step 4
Step 4 Reach your shoulder blades toward each other, and knit your front ribs in. Tailbone reaches down toward the ground.
Mountain Pose: Step 5
Step 5 Keep your legs straight with a soft bend to prevent hyperextension. Keep your face, jaw, and eyes soft. Breathe here for at least three deep breaths.

Progressions & Variations

Tips

Not recommended for those with low blood pressure.

Benefits

Strengthens the thighs and core. Improves posture.

Modifications

If you are new to this pose, practice with your back against a wall to find your alignment.

Related Exercises

  • Mobility Exercises
  • Core Exercises
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