Mountain Pose is a good way to start your
standing series of Yoga basic poses. Get yourself grounded, let’s get you get kinetic awareness
from head to toe, active that center of gravity your core strength. You want to activate and
spread your weight on all four corners of both feet resting from head to toe. Think
from the front of the foot to the back of the foot. Work your awareness up towards your
knees, slightly bent, soft joints, hips square, navel into your spine, just let your hands
relax. Keep a nice tall chest. Keep that ribcage diaphragmatic breathing going, big inhale.
Open up the ribs, expand the lungs. Exhale, feel everything C shape back in. Shoulders
nice and depressed. Head in line with the spine. Back over the shoulders. Lifting tall
through the top of the head. And, at the same time feeling that energy flow and lift right
through the top of the head right down to the bottom pressing your feet into the mat.
With those soft knee joints, big inhale. Open up the ribs, exhale. Don’t let anything move.
Just let that energy flow from top to bottom. Inhale, release and let everything just round
through. It’s a very subtle movement. You’re not going to see a lot of movement to the
naked eye. You just want everything from within to get used to stabilizing and balancing.
And, activate your breathing. Nice square stance. Nice active Mountain Pose.