Mountain Yoga Pose
The Mountain Pose is one of the most important poses in yoga. It is the start and finish point of all standing poses.
When standing in mountain pose, the mind is quiet, and the body strong and still, like a mountain. This is a pose you can practise in your daily life, practising to stand correctly will have a profound influence on your physical and mental well being.
Stand with your feet hip width apart, so the outsides of the feet are almost parallel edged.
Press and spread the toes into the floor. Feel the weight of your body distributed evenly through your feet, from the toes to the heels, keep pressing firmly into the floor.
Lift the kneecaps up by contracting the front thigh muscles, but not locking the backs of the knees. Pull up with the back of the thighs, and activate the hip and buttocks to level the pelvis.
Your hips should be directly over your knees, and your knees over your ankles. This gives you a stable foundation and by positioning the pelvis properly, keeps the spine healthy.
Now extend the spine, by slowly inhaling, lifting up through the legs as you lift the ribcage, opening the chest and dropping the shoulders down, extending the neck, keeping the jaw and eyes soft.
Bring the shoulder blades into the back, to support the ribcage. Breathe slowly and softly.
Keep your head directly over your shoulders, and look at eye level at a point in front of you.
Mountain pose Yoga Posture When standing in mountain pose, the mind is quiet, and the body strong and still, like a mountain.
This is a Yoga pose you can practise in your daily life, practising to stand correctly will have a profound influence on your physical and mental well being.